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is impetigo dangerous in a 4 almost 5 week old?

http://www.cafemom.com/group/416/forums/read/9924667/my_baby_has_a_rash_on_his_neck_can_u_tell_me_what_it_is_PICS

i made apost and someone suggested impetigo, i looked it up and it does sound like it. im going to ask his ped but idk if i should wait. and also how the heck would he get it?

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eSnA2008

Asked by eSnA2008 at 4:38 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ide get your child to a Dr asap.....Impetigo


    Impetigo, a contagious skin infection that usually produces blisters or ... A child may be more likely to develop impetigo if the skin has already been ...
    kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial.../impetigo.html
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 4:52 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Good hygiene practices, such as regular hand washing, can help prevent impetigo
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

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