Today, we're diving deep into Impetigo bacteria, what it is, its causes, and how you can combat it. And you may be a little surprised by some of what you will learn. Many people think that an Impetigo rash is the same as ringworm or that it’s a type of parasite people get from being dirty. Or that it must be treated with antibiotics. But none of those things are true.
Today, we’re separating the facts about impetigo from fiction. And the first order of business is understanding that impetigo is a really common skin infection; it’s not really that hard to get. This is especially true when it comes to children, who, let's face it, are basically little cesspools of bacteria and germs that enjoy touching each other… a lot!
But adults get impetigo, too. And we’re going to talk about that. I will also share how you can get rid of it safely at home and why that’s not been so easy in the past.
What is Impetigo?
Unlike ringworm, which is a fungal infection, impetigo is a common and highly contagious bacterial skin infection that can affect individuals of all ages. And an Impetigo rash and ringworm rash can be somewhat similar in appearance.
Impetigo is more common in children and infants. This is because kids spend a lot of time close to each other. And also, because they don’t usually look very hard for a box of tissues when their nose starts to run, do they? Nope. Instead, they wipe their nose with their hands or arms, undoubtedly touching all their friends with their soiled sleeves.
The bacteria that cause impetigo often live in bodily fluids like mucus. As adults, we are usually better at using a tissue and throwing those nasty little pathogens in the trash. Most of us wash our hands regularly, too.
In a nutshell, good hygiene and ongoing cleanliness help prevent this skin infection from spreading by clearing the skin of harmful bacteria prior to them penetrating the skin. And they are always looking for an open opportunity, by the way. So, a cut, mosquito bite, or other open wound can bring on an impetigo bacterial infection.
Impetigo is a contagious local infection of the epidermis layer of skin (top layer). What happens is that thick-walled pustules or impetigo blisters form underneath this epidermal layer. These blisters rupture and leak fluid around the outside of the wound, leaving behind the crusty lesions we know as impetigo infection.
Impetigo Staph and Strep
Two types of bacteria are usually responsible for impetigo: Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. Of these bacteria, the most commonly found in cases of impetigo is Staphylococcus Auris, a gram-positive bacterium, followed by—group A—streptococcus bacteria. And yes, this is the same strep bacteria that causes strep throat!
Strep is not only a main player in impetigo but also other skin infection types like boils and cystic acne. We’ve covered this topic extensively, by the way. So, if you’re interested, check out our dedicated YouTube video on strep infection for an in-depth look!
In the early stages of impetigo, you typically see a bunch of little red, itchy bumps. These little bumps can quickly become filled with puss and burst, causing the scabbing and classic impetigo yellow crust. Impetigo on the face is common, especially around the nose and mouth. It can also spread to other body areas, like the hands and arms.
And impetigo is more than just skin issues. It can significantly affect one’s confidence and ability to go about daily life. If you get impetigo under the nose or around your mouth where everyone can see it, you can deal with it or use some sick days. And then what, right? How long will you have to suffer?
Universal Skin Healer is an all-in-one solution to many common bacterial skin conditions, like impetigo. And not only is it all-natural and made with simple ingredients, but it’s been proven to work repeatedly. And fast!
The below picture of an impetigo rash shows an active infection on the face.
Notice the redness and irritation around the wound and the “honey crust” that’s so indicative of impetigo. Would you want to show up to work and carry on with your colleagues like this? Me neither!
Now, look at this photo.
This is after just days of using the Universal Skin Healer Salve. You’ll notice nearly all the scabbing has gone away, and it looks like it’s drying up nicely.
Now this one…
Calm…hydrated… and restored. Nearly all of the bacteria have been eliminated, and this person can go back to living her life.
We are aware that you might be unsure about how to use Universal Salve for Impetigo. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Q: How fast does the salve work for impetigo?”
A: The majority of people see improvement in as little as 48 hours. But, of course, everything depends on your level of inflammation and your unique body chemistry. We suggest trying it out for at least seven days.
Q: Is this product safe for children and infants?
A: Yes! All My Magic Healer products are natural and safe for almost everyone. We do recommend doing a spot test to make sure there are no adverse reactions.
Q: Can the Universal Healer Salve be used on open wounds?
A: Absolutely. The salve is going to accelerate the healing process. Just be aware that some deeper wounds could sting slightly because of the rich amount of healing properties contained in the salve.
Q: How can I be sure Magic Salve will help me?
A: Signs and symptoms are listed on the Magic Salve product page, and we also have hundreds of testimonials from satisfied customers. You can always get in touch with us on Instagram @mymagichealer. Include a picture of your skin issue, and we'll be happy to have a look to see if we think the salve could help.
So now you know what impetigo is and what it is not. You understand what causes it and what makes it worse. And you also now know how you can take care of it. We hope you got a lot out of this article, and don’t hesitate to drop us a line or two in the comment section if you like this article. And share it with a friend who may need it. 😊