A 2 year old child with a honey crusted facial rash is diagnosed with impetigo. The patients mother asks you what is used to treat imetigo. Which medication should you tell the mother?

 

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- Penicillin

- Vancomycin

- Aciclovir

- Oseltamivir

Rationale

Impetigo is treated with penicillin because it is caused by group A strep or staph and that is gram positive. Cephtriaxone treats gram negative bacteria. Aciclovir and Oseltamivir treat viral infections.

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