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Symptoms of Bockhart's impetigo
The following features are indicative of Bockhart's impetigo:
pustules on scalp
pustules on face
pustules on beard of men
redness on face
swelling on face
crusting on face
It is possible that Bockhart's impetigo shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Bockhart's impetigo
The following are the most common causes of Bockhart's impetigo:
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Mycobacterium chelonae bacteria
Prevention of Bockhart's impetigo
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Bockhart's impetigo. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
do not share personal care products
wash hands thoroughly
avoid touching blisters
use antimicrobial soap
wash cuts and scrapes
Occurrence of Bockhart's impetigo
Common Age Group
Bockhart's impetigo can occur at any age.
Bockhart's impetigo can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Bockhart's impetigo
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Bockhart's impetigo:
Skin liquid sample test: To determine infection
Physical examination: To test for impetigo
Complications of Bockhart's impetigo if untreated
Yes, Bockhart's impetigo causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Bockhart's impetigo is left untreated:
spreading of infection to other body parts
kidney inflammation or failure
permanent skin damage
Self-care for Bockhart's impetigo
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Bockhart's impetigo:
Maintain skin hygiene: Use antimicrobial soap and keep skin clean and hygienic
Avoid sharing personal care products: Do not share personal care products with infected person
Maintain hand cleanliness: Wash hands thoroughly
Time for Treatment of Bockhart's impetigo
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Bockhart's impetigo to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Is Bockhart's impetigo Infectious?
Yes, Bockhart's impetigo is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
through contaminated water
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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