NHS watchdog tells doctors to stop dishing out antibiotics for impetigo to curb drug resistance

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection, the most common type in children in the UK. NICE and PHE said antiseptics are just as effective as antibiotics and should be given out by GPs instead.
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The common bacterial skin infection impetigo can be effectively treated with antiseptic cream without the need for antibiotics, according to latest draft guidelines.
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Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart AssociationAuthor(s): Jubran Alqanatish, Abdulmajeed Alfadhel, Areej Albelali, Dhafer AlqahtaniAbstractRheumatic fever (RF) is a common cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide. It is a delayed, non-suppurative, autoimmune phenomenon following pharyngitis, impetigo, or scarlet fever caused by group A β-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) infection. Rheumatic fever diagnosis is clinical and based on revised Jones criteria. The first version of the criteria was developed by T. Duckett Jones in 1944, then subsequently revised by th...
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Authors: Nikolic P, Mudgil P, Whitehall J Abstract Introduction: Antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria are an increasing problem in hospitals and in the community. This has resulted in bacterial infections such as impetigo becoming difficult to treat. Alternative treatment options are needed. Areas covered: In this paper a past study that assessed the health burden of scabies in North Queensland is described and from it the potential for formaldehyde as an alternative antimicrobial treatment is discussed. In doing so, antibiotic resistance, impetigo, permethrin and formaldehyde are introduced and the current und...
Source: Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions: Resistance patterns in a wide range of pathogens against oral or topical antibiotics and antiseptics used for the treatment of dermatological conditions, such as impetigo have been observed. When making treatment decisions for impetigo MRSA and other antimicrobial resistance has to be taken into account. Ozenoxacin 1% cream offers a potent bactericidal activity and has demonstrated clinical efficacy and safety. Combined with its favorable features, such as a low dosing frequency and a 5 days treatment regimen, ozenoxacin 1% cream is an important option for the treatment of impetigo for pediatric and adult popu...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
Scabs can turn yellow as a normal part of the skin ’s healing process. However, yellow scabs can sometimes indicate an infection, such as impetigo or herpes. Learn about the causes and treatment of yellow scabs and when to see a doctor here.
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This study included 24 patients with Wolf's isotopic response after herpes zoster infection, which presented as manifestations ranging from inflammatory disease to carcinoma. Histopathological examinations in 12 patients and immunohistochemical analyses in 10 patients allowed exploration of secondary microscopic changes in the lesions. CD4+/CD8+ T-cell ratios were normal and infiltrating cells included mast cells, eosinophils, and tumour cells. Our study has described additional patients with confirmed Wolf's isotopic response following herpes zoster infection; moreover, it has extended the spectrum of Wolf's isotopic resp...
Source: Acta Dermato-Venereologica - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Acta Derm Venereol Source Type: research
Burrowing skin mites drive victims mad with itching, but distribution of a few pills can drive the infestation from entire communities.
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A previously healthy 3-year-old boy presented with rectal pain and refusal to sit and defecate over the past 24  h. He had no fever. The perianal region showed a painful circumferential bright erythema with well-demarcated margins (diameter 4 cm) covered with light exudate (Fig. 1). An anal fissure was noted. He had chronic obstipation. There were no close contacts with tonsillitis or impetigo. The rapid a ntigen detection test for group A Streptococcus (GAS) of the perianal lesion showed a positive result (Healgen GAS Rapid Test – Cassette).
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Images Source Type: research
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