Children are very active and happy to play in places where there are plenty of rides and are crowded by other people or children, for example on the playground, in the park, at the tourist attractions, and others. At their age, it’s great to play and hang out with their friends. If in the countryside they will play in the open yard, they ride bicycles or just running around while casing each other, some kids even play in the fields, and we know that it is a dirty place full of mud. After playing they go home in a dirty state, and it is not impossible that their bodies and their clothes are filled with bacteria and fungi. If they are not quickly cleaned, then they will be susceptible to skin diseases. Skin diseases are often experienced by children is infantigo or impetigo because of this skin disease caused by bacteria and fungi.
Skin Disease In Children
Infantigo or impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin, in the form of blisters or patches of open wounds on the skin, which then leads to a yellow or brown crust. This disease can be contagious because of direct contact between the skin with the skin or with intermediate items, such as towels, clothes, or tableware that has been contaminated with bacteria. Impetigo is more common in children than adults. The high physical interaction with peers in the school or playground makes children more often victims of impetigo.
Type Of Impetigo:
Based on the symptoms, infantigo or impetigo is divided into two, namely:
- Bullous impetigo, characterized by the blistered and fluid-filled skin. The appearance of bullous impetigo is usually also accompanied by fever and swollen lymph nodes.
- Impetigo nonbulosa, characterized by the appearance of red spots, such as wounds that leave a yellowish-brownish crust. Although not blistered, nonbulbous impetigo is more contagious than bullous impetigo.