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Bacterial Skin Infections

Bacterial Skin Infections - How to prevent?

Bacterial Skin Infections - Diagnosis

IMPETIGO:

Impetigo is diagnosed clinically. A skin swab from the affected area may be performed to grow the bacteria. If recurrent, a swab from your child’s nose to test for the presence of “Staph aureus” may be indicated.

ERYSIPELAS / CELLULITIS:

Cellulitis and erysipelas are diagnosed by the typical appearance and symptoms. A skin swab may be done to identify the bacteria if there is broken skin. Blood tests may be required to monitor for complications e.g. blood infection.

BOILS / ABSCESS:

Boils / abscesses are diagnosed by the typical appearance and symptoms. A skin swab may be done to identify the bacteria if pus is present. Blood tests may be required to monitor for complications e.g. blood infection.

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