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Can pets get impetigo from humans?

While it’s not common, pet dogs and cats can occasionally contract impetigo from humans or other animals, particularly if they have broken skin or weakened immune systems. If you suspect your pet might have impetigo, consult a veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

Does impetigo increase the risk of other skin conditions?

Having impetigo once doesn’t necessarily increase your risk of developing other skin conditions. However, if you have chronic skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, you may be more susceptible to recurrent episodes of impetigo.

What can Touchwood Pharmacy Leighton Buzzard do for impetigo?

Touchwood Pharmacy Leighton Buzzard is here to the rescue with the brand-new Pharmacy First Impetigo service, providing quick and convenient treatment for residents of Milton Keynes, Luton, Bedford, and the LU7 postcode area. Bypass the GP queue and get expert care close to home! The Pharmacy First Impetigo service allows our pharmacists to examine and assess your symptoms and, if appropriate, prescribe the necessary antibiotics to treat the infection.

Call today or book your appointment online for Pharmacy First Impetigo Service Leighton Buzzard Touchwood Pharmacy