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What is Infantigo?
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Infantigo is a skin infection caused by gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) and/or Streptococcus pyogenes (S.pyogenes). It is a type of skin infection commonly observed in children which is caused by certain bacteria. Depending on the type of blisters, infantigo is distinguished into three types as nonbullous, bullous and ecthyma. Infantigo appears as red spots/sores on skin especially near the nose and mouth. Treatment of infantigo depends on the severity of the infection. Both topical application and oral antibiotics are used for treating Infantigo.

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