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Impetigo rash on a woman's cheek which developed following cosmetic facial treatment. Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection caused by Staphylococci or ocassionally Streptococci. It is common among children & babies, beginning as a red patch, which develops into small pustules that join together, eventually forming crusty yellow blisters (bullae). Impetigo is especially contagious, spreading rapidly on contact & by shared towels & face cloths. Treatment is with topical antibiotics such as fucidin.
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