Symptoms of Bockhart's impetigo

The following features are indicative of Bockhart's impetigo:
  • skin lesions
  • groove
  • 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
  • maintain hygiene

Occurrence of Bockhart's impetigo

Common Age Group

Bockhart's impetigo can occur at any age.

Common Gender

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
  • scarring

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:
  • direct contact
  • through contaminated water

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Bockhart's impetigo.

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