Impetigo

Impetigo

CKS

For extensive, severe, or bullous impetigo, use oral antibiotics. 

Reserve topical antibiotics for very localised lesions to reduce the risk of resistance.

Reserve mupirocin for MRSA.

Oral flucloxacillin

 

500mg QDS

7 days

 

If penicillin allergic:

oral clarithromycin

250-500mg BD

 

7 days

 

Topical fusidic acid

TDS

5 days

MRSA only mupirocin

TDS

5 days