3 weeks ago we had school sores (impetigo) come through our house and infect all three of us. I washed everything and was very vigilant with everything. We used creams, covered them up and were on antibiotics. It has now come back and I have it again!! Watching for anything on the kids now. How can I get rid of it for good?


Posted anonymously, 11th March 2014


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  • I’ve never had to deal with this (fortunately). It sounds like antibiotics is the answer.



  • You need to get antibiotics to clear it up properly.



  • Go back to your doctor & hopefully they will be able to give you something to treat it.
    My niece came to visit a few years back & she has school sores, luckily none of us caught it but it was horrible to see her suffer & scream as we applied her creams.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.



  • goodluck, I am not sure how to get rid of these



  • We got cream from the doctors which cleared it all up in our household.



  • Gee I’m so sorry. My son and I had it a couple of months ago, took antibiotics snd it cleared up. Could yo have picked it up again from somewhere else? I. E Childcare drop off



  • some very good tips from the mums here, goodluck with finding the best things for your little one



  • i hope you got something that works



  • there are some good comments here



  • there is cream at the chemist you can buy and cover the sores or they will spread ….



  • A bactroban script with repeats. I agree with the comment of wiping it inside the nose with a cotton bud for a few days as staph lives there. A pharmacist recently told me on the first sign you can also use a dab of peroxide (3% I think) on the affected area to help minimise the risk of total outbreak. My son has had this on and off since he was a toddler. Look up the royal children’s hospital website and type in staphylococcal eradication. It usually has the most up to date info on elimination and management.



  • I would also recommend informing the school.



  • Keep some Bactriban handy too, hit them quick when they are just begining and increase your fresh fruit and veg intake too



  • It’s an airborne disease so very hard to get rid of. I think you are doing everything right so just ride it out. Horrible I know!



  • When you use the cream I was told you had to keep using it a few days after it looks completely healed. Speak to the school as well because there may be an outbreak.


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