Nasal impetigo is a condition upon which a person contracts impetigo through the tissues in the nasal passage. If you develop nasal impetigo, you will not actually have lesions or an obvious infection in the nasal passages; instead the impetigo will show itself as bulbous blisters in other parts of the body surrounded by red, itchy skin.
People who have nasal impetigo keep getting chronic impetigo outbreaks without any obvious source of infection through a scratch, scrape or other irritation. Instead, the doctor determines the source of the infection by culturing the nasal passage and discovering this is the cause of the problem.
Ask your doctor to test you for nasal impetigo if you experience the following:
Once your doctor has determined you have nasal impetigo, you will need to take action to cure it and to prevent spreading it to others. Your doctor will most likely prescribe the following nasal impetigo treatment:
Prevent impetigo by: