Impetigo is bacterial infection characterized by crusty sores, most common in children ages 2 to 6. It's highly contagious but rarely serious.
Impetigo is caused by staphylococcal (staph) or streptococcal (strep) bacteria, which can enter the skin through cuts, scrapes and scratches. Children can spread the infection by scratching their sores, then touching another part of their body or another person. The bacteria can live on surfaces, such as tables, toys, clothing and sports equipment.
Goshen Physicians Family Medicine & Urgent Care is equipped to take care of your whole family. If your child has picked up school sores, we can quickly provide treatment to stop the sores from spreading. Visit our urgent care center on Elkhart Road or call (574) 535-1700 to treat impetigo in Goshen, IN.