Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that affects infants and children.


Symptoms usually begin as small red spots that gradually increase in size and number then manifest into sores and present as red/golden sores or blisters on the face, especially around the nose, mouth, on hands and feet.

Common Causes

The causes include infection by streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria.

Common Treatments

Antibiotic cream usually clears this type of skin problem quickly. Antibiotic tablets or liquid medicines are sometimes needed.

Visit Cohens Chemist on advice on Impetigo

A pharmacist can advise you about the best treatment for impetigo and provide medicines that will help to clear up the infection.

Find your nearest Cohens Chemist branch