Don't prescribe antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo, draft NICE guidance advises

Topical antiseptics are preferable to antibiotics for some patients with impetigo, according to provisional new antimicrobial prescribing guidance from NICE.

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Impetigo is highly infectious, and treatment should be offered to limit the spread of infection, hasten recovery and limit deterioration. | DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Impetigo is highly infectious, and treatment should be offered to limit the spread of infection, hasten recovery and limit deterioration. | DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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