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What are the symptoms of impetigo?

Symptoms of impetigo usually develop about four to 10 days after coming into contact with an infected person. The condition often starts with a rash of just a few spots or blisters that can spread to other areas. In general, the signs and symptoms of impetigo include: red, itchy patches of skin, often more than one centimeter across; blisters, most commonly around the mouth and nose; burst blisters that ooze a sticky, yellow fluid, and; crusted sores. Rarely, there can be accompanying symptoms of fever, swollen lymph nodes and feelings of unwellness.

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