Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is characterized by honey-colored scabs. Greenwich Point Dermatology is where medical dermatology, advanced surgical techniques, and cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology treatments meet to create a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin. Head dermatologist, Dr. Sarah Dolder, and her expert team are proud to offer impetigo treatments to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.
What is Impetigo?
Impetigo is a bacterial infection on the skin that is most commonly seen in children. This infection causes sores to appear on the skin, which then starts to heal with honey-colored scabs. This bacteria skin condition can often look alarming to parents, but can easily be treated with a series of oral or topical antibiotics. Impetigo is, however, a highly contagious condition.
What does Impetigo Look Like?
Impetigo is most often characterized by:
- Red, itchy sores
- Crusty, yellow, or honey-colored scabs
- Heals without scarring
What Causes Impetigo?
Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus. This condition is most commonly found in children between the ages of two and five years old and is more common in warm, humid environments.
How Much Do Impetigo Treatments Cost?
The cost of impetigo treatments at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your impetigo treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.
What Treatments are Available for Impetigo?
There are a few treatment options available for impetigo at Greenwich Point Dermatology, including:
- Topical treatments
- Oral medications
To find out which treatment option is best for you and your impetigo, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution. We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.
Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our Board Certified Dermatologists.