Is impetigo caused by poor hygiene?
Impetigo usually occurs on the face, neck, arms, and limbs, but the lesions may appear on any part of the body. The condition is made worse by poor hygiene and warm temperatures.
Is impetigo very contagious?
Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It’s not usually serious and often improves within a week of treatment or within a few weeks without treatment.
What does the start of impetigo look like?
Impetigo starts with red sores or blisters, but the redness may be harder to see in brown and black skin. The sores or blisters quickly burst and leave crusty, golden-brown patches. The patches can: look a bit like cornflakes stuck to your skin.