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Hi there, I’ve had recurrent impetigo for about four months now and I’m not sure what to do anymore. It started after I got a cut on my elbow, but it then spread to my face. I’ve been given antibiotics by my doctor each time it’s cropped up, causing it to go away pretty quickly, but about two weeks later it will start on my face again and spread like wildfire until I can get back to my dermatologist for another course of antibiotics. I’ve done face washes, nasal swabs, replacing my pillows and sheets, bleach baths, anything you can imagine, but it still comes back. It’s really depressing to wake up and see it on my face again, and it interferes with my life as I don’t go out of my house when I have it. It was cultured by my dermatologist who told me it was staph, but I was most recently referred to Infectious Disease specialists, who thought it was herpes and gave me some antivirals. However, it’s been two days since and it’s shown no signs of improvement. Any help would be appreciated.
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