How can you carry out Diagnosis? The diagnosis is made by a dermatologist by anamnesis, clinical manifestations. If there is any doubt, a diagnosis is made of dermatoscopy. Besides, specific methods of checkup are used: staining smears of exudate by Gram (visible cocci under a microscope) and seeding of the separated bullae on the flora. Self-diagnosis and self-medication are unacceptable taking into account the contagiousness of impetigo. Differentiated impetigo with chickenpox, dermatomycosis, herpes, sycosis, contact and herpetiform dermatitis.
What must you do to block Impetigo? Skin contamination is one of the factors that increase the risk of streptococcal and staphylococcal infections, so careful observance of personal hygiene is a must. An active way of life, playing sports, sufficient being in the open air – all this reduces the risk not only of impetigo but also of any infections.
Isolation of the patient and frequent wet cleaning with disinfectants will help to avoid infection. There is especially high risk among people with reduced immunity: children, the elderly, pregnant women. The body must receive every day all the substances necessary for the normal functioning of the immune system.