Posted on Apr 11, 2008 | Comments 0
Do you regularly follow safety measures to avoid infections in your kid?
Most of you, who have children, have dealt with an assortment of rashes, infections and certain skin irritations over years.
Impetigo is one among those most common bacterial infections, which mainly affects children and also infants.
These bacterial skin infections usually appear on the skin, particularly around the nose and mouth of your child.
Impetigo usually starts as a red sore, which can quickly grow into pimple [Treating Pimples] or acne [Baby acne]and ruptures and also starts oozing within few days. After that it starts forming yellowish brown crust which looks like a brown sugar.
Be aware! Impetigo is highly contagious.
This bacterial skin infection can cause severe itchiness on the infected skin and also highly contagious. Scratching or even touching the sores of the infection is quite sufficient for the bacteria to spread on to the other parts of your body and also to other people.
Though this impetigo commonly occurs whenever the bacteria enter into the skin of your child through insect bites or cuts, it can also be developed in children with perfect healthy skin.
Impetigo can spread easily to anyone who comes in contact with the infected skin or with any other items like towels or bed linens and even clothing, used by the infected person.
Stay away from this contagious and irritating infection!
Always ensuring healthy skin for your child is the best way to stay away from impetigo. Just try to follow these simple tips to avoid this contagious skin infection.
- Treat the insect bites, cuts and other wounds immediately by gently washing them with mild soaps, under running water and then try to cover them evenly with gauze.
- Never share clothes or any other items used by the infected person. Try to maintain them separately, in order to avoid the spread of infection.
- While applying any creams or ointment to the skin infected with impetigo, try to wear gloves or any protective covers to your hands. Wash your hands carefully after applying cream.
- Trim the nails of your kid, in order to prevent the scratching, if your child is infected with impetigo.
- Help your children in developing a habit of washing their hands frequently.
- Never encourage your kid to go outdoors, until the infection is completely cured.
Follow these simple measures and always encourage your kid to develop healthy and hygienic habits, so that it can be helpful for them to prevent skin infections and also several health conditions.
Posted in: Infectious Diseases