Impetigo

Impetigo

PHE Impetigo

CKS

For extensive, severe, or bullous impetigo, use oral antibiotics. 

Reserve topical antibiotics for very localised lesions to reduce the risk of resistance.

Reserve mupirocin for MRSA.

Topical fusidic acid

Apply thinly TDS

5 days

Flucloxacillin

500mg QDS

7 days

If penicillin allergic:

Clarithromycin

500mg BD 

7 days