Impetigo

This image displays honey-colored crusts in the beard area, typical of impetigo.

This image displays honey-colored crusts in the beard area, typical of impetigo.

Impetigo - Image: Skinsight.com

This image displays a lesion with a varnish-like crust typical of impetigo

Impetigo - Image: Skinsight.com

This image displays thick scaling, crusts, and erosions of the skin surface typical of impetigo

Impetigo is a very common form of staph infection of the skin, often seen in eczema that is open and weepy. Honey-colored crusts begin to form on the open areas, and are sometimes more painful and red. This is a very superficial staph infection that is very contagious but easily cured.

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