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What was the treatment for your impetigo? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: FungusAmongUs, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 27

My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with impetigo. After taking Septra for one week, the sores cleared on his face and scalp but now two weeks after starting the medicine, I see sores in his ear. He wrestles as a sport and it's becoming more trouble than it is worth.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease


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