Infantigo is a bacterial infection of the skin, in the form of blisters or patches of open wounds on the skin, which then creates a yellow or brown crust. This disease also called as Impetigo and this disease can be contagious because of direct contact between the skin with the skin or with intermediate items, such as towels, clothes, or tableware that has been contaminated with bacteria.
Based on the symptoms, this disease is divided into two, namely:
- bullous infantigo, characterized by the blistered and fluid-filled skin. The appearance of this disease is usually also accompanied by fever and swollen lymph nodes.
- Neon bulbs infantigo, characterized by the appearance of red spots, such as lesions that leave a yellowish-brownish crust. Although not blistered, this disease is more contagious than bullous infantigo.
Symptoms of Impetigo
Symptoms of impetigo do not appear immediately after the patient is infected. The symptoms are usually only seen after 4-10 days of exposure to bacteria. Non-bipolar impetigo is more common than bullous impetigo. To prevent the spread of infection, it is recommended not to touch the infected skin area.
Infections of bullous impetigo usually appear in the middle of the body between the waist and the neck or arms and legs. While non-diabetic impetigo infections commonly occur around the mouth and nose but can spread to other body parts through finger intermediates, towels, or clothes that have been exposed to bacteria.
The following is the development of symptoms of bullous impetigo:
- Skin blister and filled with 1-2 centimeters of fluid that hurt and make the skin around it itches.
- Blistered skin, in a short time, can spread and then rupture within a few days.
- Broken skin blisters then leave a yellow crust.
- Once healed, the yellow crust disappears without leaving a trace altogether.
The following is the development of symptoms of nonbacterial Infantigo:
- The appearance of red spots resembling wounds that do not hurt, but itch.
- Spots can spread quickly when touched or carded, then changed into brownish crust.
- After the crust is about 2 centimeters in size is dry, the remaining is a reddish color.
- This reddish trace can heal without a trace within a few days or weeks