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29 Jan 2003

Impetigo
Once on anti-biotics, how long does impetigo take to clear up? How long are you contagious for?
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01 Jan 0001

Gina, it depends on how severe the infection is, but you should be able to see a difference within 3 days. As long as there are sores present there may be live bacteria present, so as soon as there are no more sores, it’s not contagious anymore. Good luck.
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