Can a child get impetigo from a dog?

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Impetigo (im-peh-TY-go) is a very common skin infection among kids, especially preschoolers and school-age kids.

It can cause blisters or sores on the face, hands, legs, and diaper area.

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Most humans have been there and dealt with that, but your dog could be facing something slightly more serious than a few pesky pimples.

Your dog might be dealing with an infection called impetigo.

impetigo is a skin infection in dogs caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus, more commonly referred to as a Staph infection.

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Impetigo is commonly referred to as puppy impetigo because it is most commonly found in puppies.

The skin is constantly covered in bacteria, but a puppy is more likely to have an unhealthy bacterial imbalance, leading to an Impetigo outbreak.

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Impetigo is most often caused by an overgrowth of Staphylococcus bacteria but it can be caused by other bacterial strains as well. It is often seen in puppies that have been housed in unhygienic areas but that doesn't mean all puppies with impetigo live in a neglectful home.
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Most humans have been there and dealt with that, but your dog could be facing something slightly more serious than a few pesky pimples.

Your dog might be dealing with an infection called impetigo.

impetigo is a skin infection in dogs caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus, more commonly referred to as a Staph infection.

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If worms freak you out, there is good news—ringworm is not a worm, it is a fungus. The bad news is that ringworm is highly contagious and can spread from dogs to humans.
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Roundworms do pose a significant risk to humans. Contact with contaminated soil or dog feces can result in human ingestion and infection. Roundworm eggs may accumulate in significant numbers in the soil where pets deposit feces. Once infected, the worms can cause eye, lung, heart and neurologic signs in people.
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Again, possibly passing it on to humans, especially children playing in poo prevalent areas such as parks and woods.

That dog poo can contain worms and their eggs.

Over 100 cases of partial blindness in children are seen every year due to toxocara canis eggs in faeces.

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