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Health Tip: Control Impetigo

Posted 22 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Impetigo is a common childhood disease that is usually treated with an antibiotic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The skin infection typically produces blisters and sores in young children, most often around the nose and mouth, neck, hands and diaper area. The highly contagious disease is caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. It typically infects ...

Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives FDA Approval for Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream 1%, a Novel Topical Antibiotic for Impetigo

Posted 17 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xepi (ozenoxacin) Cream, 1%, a new chemical entity for the treatment of impetigo in patients two months of age and older when applied topically twice daily for 5 days. In the U.S., impetigo is estimated to account for approximately 10% of skin ...

How to Prevent Spread of the Skin Infection Impetigo

Posted 27 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 27, 2016 – Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that's preventable and can be treated with antibiotics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. It's common among kids, but adults can get impetigo, too. The telltale signs are blisters or sores, usually on the face, neck, hands and diaper area. Impetigo can strike anytime but is more common during warm weather months. More than ...

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