What is Impetigo?
Impetigo also known as school sores is a bacterial infection of the skin.
Caused by the Staphylococcus or Streptococcus organism, or both. These organisms are harmless and can be found in the nose and on the skin surface. Commonly affects children between the age of 2 and 6, hence the name ‘school sores’.
1-3 days after the person is infected and the child will remain infectious until the lesions are no longer weeping fluid.