Impetigo

Healing Skin Disorders Heal Your Skin
Healing Skin Disorders Heal Your Skin

Impetigo is a bacterial condition that affects the surface of the skin.
Recall that the skin is also known as the "integument", or "integumentary system".

The two forms of impetigo are:

  • Nonbullous impetigo is caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus species, or both organisms.
    It mainly affects young children and is highly contagious, with yellowish-brown crusting.
  • Bullous impetigo is caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
    It is characterized by blisters, is less contagious than the nonbullous form, and occurs at any age.

 

See also skin conditions and disorders (all on one page). This may interest students of massage, reflexology, holistic treatments of various types, beauty therapies, and other health related courses.

Further information about skin includes the structure of skin (with diagram), an explanation of what dermatology means and includes and textbooks about dermatology.

In the News:

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

It's a bumper blueberry season - 13 Jul '18

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations - 20 Jun '18

Benefits of dementia friendly swimming opportunities - 30 May '18

Essential oils used in ambulances - 28 May '18

Psychological benefits of different types of natural environments - 2 Nov '17

Message from the Angels: Joy is available to all, always. Blessings.

Although care has been taken when compiling this page, the information contained might not be completely up to date. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. This material is copyright. See terms of use.

IvyRose Holistic 2003-2019.