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by Dr Vaid Ji on Feb 14, 2024



It is also known as school sores. It is a common skin infection that mostly affects young children. Bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus cause the infection, which can lead to itchy sores or blisters, sometimes painful. The first signs of impetigo are sores or blisters on your child mouth and nose. It can also appear on child’s scalp, hairline, legs and arms.


  1. Non-Bullous impetigo: It is the early stage of impetigo. This is the most common type of impetigo.
  • Red or raw skin where sores have broken open
  • Developing one or more sores
  • Swollen glands near the sores
  • Forming honey colored crust over the sores
  1. Bullous: Bullous means blister.
  • This type of impetigo forms large, fluid-filled blisters that can burst open.
  • Crusty sores form on your child’s skin and skin heal without scaring
  1. Ecthyma: Untreated impetigo can develop into ecthyma. This is the more serious type of skin infection but less common form.
  • It goes deeper into your child’s skin.
  • Painful blisters appear on your child’s skin and that break into sores.
  • Thick crusts develop on skin, and redness appears near the surrounding skin.
  • Sore crust over and may leave scars.

Causes of impetigo

It is caused by bacteria that invade the skin and lead to infection.

  • Skin to skin contact
  • Skin breaks or injuries
  • Poor hygiene
  • Crowded environments
  • Skin breaks or injuries
  • Pre-existing skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, skin lesions

Symptoms of Impetigo

  • Redness or inflammation of the skin
  • Skin rash or sore develops quickly
  • Itching
  • Sometimes it’s painful
  • Swelling, tightness at the site of infection
  • Abscess with pus
  • Intermittent fever
  • Blisters
  • Honey-colored crusts

Risk factors of impetigo

  • Adults and children are the higher risk of impetigo
  • Have diabetes
  • Insect bites or poison ivy
  • Hot climate
  • Have itchy infection like a lice, scabies, herpes simplex, and chickenpox
  • Eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis
  • Compromised immune system
  • Have sunburn or other burn
  • Certain sports

Prevention of impetigo

  • Maintain good hygiene practices
  • Avoid to sharing personal items
  • Keep your wound clean and clear
  • Cover the affected area
  • Keep your child home
  • Don’t touch or scratch your sores

Home remedies for impetigo

Garlic (Allium sativum)

It used to treat viral, bacterial, fungal infections. Place the slice of garlic directly on impetigo sores. It sting a little. You can also apply garlic paste.

Avoid to used garlic on young children

Neem (azadiractha indica)

Neem has antimicrobial, antibacterial anti-inflammatory properties. Neem can be used to overcome the problem of impetigo. You can use neem paste on affected area. You can use neem oil also.

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)

Aloe vera gel or juice is readily absorbed deep into infected skin and work as an antiseptic/antimicrobial agent. Apply aloe vera gel on the affected area. It helps to reduce the redness, itching or swelling.

Coconut oil

It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help soothe impetigo lesions, clear infection and repair the skin.


Mix a few drops of water in turmeric powder to make a paste and apply it to the infected area.

You can also consume turmeric milk.


It is enriched with antioxidants that reduce inflammation and promote ski healing. Use a cotton swab to apply a small amount of raw honey to affected area.

  1. Detox Premium Powder:

This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.

Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.

Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.

Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.

Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.

Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.

Tal Sindoor: It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.

Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.

  1. Blood Purifier Syrup:

It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

  1. Skin Care Plus tablet:

skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

  1. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:

Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is an ayurvedic preparation mainly used for skin diseases. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients such as Nimba(Azadirachta indica), Patola(Cucumis acutangulus), Guduchi(Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa(Adhatoda vasica), etc. This tablet promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu tablet is a natural source of anti – oxidant. It promotes engender vibrant and healthy skin.

Recommended Dosage–Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.

  1. Strawberry Face Cream:

Strawberry face cream is pure herbal cream which gives you glowing complexion without any side effects. This face cream Delays ageing, eliminates dead skin cells, cleanses the skin, improves complexion, and even tones your skin. The antioxidants present in strawberries delay the signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. The Vitamin C fights free radicals that cause damage to cells and collagen resulting in fine lines. Vitamin C in strawberries is essential for the production of collagen, which improves the skin’s elasticity.

Recommended Dosage– Apply to the affected area twice daily.