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How is impetigo diagnosed?

Your doctor will most likely diagnose impetigo by looking closely at your skin and asking you about your symptoms. If symptoms do not respond to treatment or keep coming back, your doctor may take a swab of the blisters or sores to see which bacteria are present. This can also help to decide on the most appropriate antibiotics to treat the bacteria.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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