Impetigo

Micro-organism

Staphylococcus aureus

Duration

7 days

Notes
  • Send swabs or scrapings for culture
  • Topical and oral treatments produce similar results but, as resistance is increasing, reserve topical antibiotics for very localised lesions – fusidic acid 2% cream or (if MRSA) mupirocin 2% ointment.
First Line

Oral Flucloxacillin 500mg-1g 6 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Oral Clarithromycin 500mg 12 hourly