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Should impetigo scabs and crusts be removed?

Yes, impetigo scabs and skin crusts can be gently removed after soaking them in warm water for about 20 to 30 minutes. Removal helps the skin to better absorb antibacterial medications.

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


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