What is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that primarily affects infants and young children, although it can occur in adults. Causes of impetigo include bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.  

Impetigo typically presents as red sores on the face, especially around the nose and mouth, but can also affect other parts of the body. 

Symptoms of Impetigo

Common symptoms of impetigo include: 

Home Treatment for Impetigo

Before visiting Aroga Pharmacy, you can try these home treatments to manage impetigo symptoms: 

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Keep the Area Clean

Wash the affected area with soap and water to prevent the spread of infection.

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Avoid Scratching

Keep the nails short and discourage scratching to prevent further infection.

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Cover the Sores

Use gauze or bandages to cover the sores and reduce the risk of spreading the infection.

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Topical Antibiotics

Over-the-counter antibiotic ointments can help manage mild cases of impetigo.

What to Expect During Treatment?

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How Aroga Pharmacy Can Help?

When home remedies aren’t enough, Aroga Pharmacy is here for you. Conveniently serving East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow, our pharmacists are equipped to offer expert advice and effective treatments.

Prescription Medications

Oral or topical antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the infection. 

Topical Treatments

Prescription-strength antibiotic ointments can be more effective for treating impetigo. 

Expert Advice

Our knowledgeable pharmacists can recommend the best treatment options based on your symptoms.

When to Visit the Pharmacy?

Consider visiting Aroga Pharmacy if: 

Aroga Pharmacy is focused on delivering superior care for impetigo and a range of other conditions. We are here to assist residents of East Burnham, Farnham Common, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley, Stoke Poges, and Taplow in achieving optimal health.