Impetigo is an easily-spread skin infection that is most common in children.

Children with impetigo should not go to school or daycare until the antibiotic treatment prescribed by the health care provider has been taken for at least 24 hours. The spread of impetigo can be avoided by not sharing towels and not touching items that have been in contact with the infected person’s skin.

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This item was last modified on November 9, 2017