Jaja has "Mamaso" (Impetigo)

Today, we went to The Medical City Satellite Clinic in SM Manila because Jaja is suffering with painless, fluid-filled blisters (which we first thought it was chicken pox), mostly on her neck and arms, surrounded by red and itchy (but not sore) skin. The blisters are large and small, and after  they break, they form a yellow scabs. 

According to Dra. Roque, it is primarily caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, and sometimes by Streptococcus pyogenes

The infection is spread by direct contact with lesions or with nasal carriers. The incubation period is 1–3 days. Dried streptococci in the air are not infectious to intact skin. Scratching may spread the lesions.

Dra. Roque prescribed an oral antibiotics and with bactericidal ointment. She also advised us to wash our hands regularly, change baby's mattress, and make sure that the house is always clean. 

The effects should be seen after 2 to 3 days, and we need to go back for follow-up to check if the prescription really works. 

I hope Jaja will be ok. It's hard for me to see my kids suffer in any kind of disease. 



Ann Jones said...

My oldest has had a rash from strep before. It is pretty easy to catch. I hope she is feeling better!


Mira Delos Reyes said...

Her rashes has been quite dry now. It seems that the prescription worked. We'll visit the doctor later.

Thank you for dropping by! I really appreciate it!

Much love,

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