Monday, May 2, 2011

Impetigo, Mamaso or Talipaso





A 2 year old girl was brought to the clinic for rashes in the cheeks and forehead of 3 days duration, initially like small pinheads,"butlig", then after a day rapidly converted to vesicular rashes, "nagtutubig". It was noted that a playmate suffers from a similar condition.

On physical examination , the lesion erodes with a honey colored crust and slightly wet. Patient was occasionally scratching the lesion but nevertheless was afebrile.
The patient was diagnosed with Impetigo, locally known as Mamaso or Talipaso and was given an oral Antibiotic Cefalexin susp , every 8 hours(3xday) for 10 days . Mupirocin cream was also prescribed to be applied 3x day . Advised was given regarding improvement of personal hygiene and avoidance of crowded places.
Impetigo or Mamaso or Talipaso

Impetigo is the most common skin infection in children and is caused by Streptococcal and Staphylococcal bacteria. Preschool children are most often affected and is highly contagious.The intact skin is an effective barrier that that keeps bacteria from entering and growing in the body, but if there is a break in the skin , like that from scratching, bacteria may then enter and grow there causing inflamation and infection. Break in the skin may come from insect bite, human bites,animal bites and other trauma to the skin. It spreads across body with scratching and found easily in daycares and school. It is advisable not to share towels, clothing and other personal care articles with other members of the family and also encourage thorough washing of hands after touching the lesions.
Predisposing factors and conditions may include hot and humid weather, malnutrition, poor hygiene , over crowded living conditions, minor skin trauma like abrasions and skin conditions like Atopic Dermatitis.
The lesion or sores of impetigo usually heal slowly but seldom leave a scar. The cure rate is very good but the condition always recurs in young children thus emphasis is on hygiene and prevention.
 Bullous Impetigo





image from impetigopictures.org
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just want to share my experience my five year old son nagkaroon ng ganyan. nahawaan lng din ng ate nia (my daughter) yung sa daughter ko kasi kunti lng nag worry ako kasi sa son ko ang bilis kumalat and since mahina yung I just want to share my experience my five year old son nagkaroon ng ganyan. nahawaan lng din ng ate nia (my daughter) yung sa daughter ko kasi kunti lng nag worry ako kasi sa son ko ang bilis kumalat and since mahina yung resistensya since birth. pinachck up ko kagad sa pedia niresitahan ng anti biotic and cream I forgot the name and then sulfur soap. so everyday routine nmin after a bath apply ng cream and then inum anti biotic. a week after parang walang pinagbago natutuyo ung sugat pero pagnaligo sya parang sariwa ulit kasi natatanggal ung balat..according sa post wag mag aalala kasi hnd naman delikado or what at kusa lng gagaling.. pero sa situations ng anak ko nangangati buong katawan ng hnd na kakatulog sobrang nakakapanic and then my grandmother told me na mamaso nga ung sakit ng anak ko. she advise me luyang dilaw iinitin sa apoy parang iihawin then kunting coconut oil.pag hindi na masyadong mainit ipapagid ung katas nung luya, so khit ayoko gawin naghanap ako kung saan meron nung luyang dilaw. then sinunod ki ung procedure and then inaplay ko sa affected area mahapdi daw sabi ng son ko. pero 1 day lng meron ng pagbabago. gumaling agad. that was 3 years ago..ngayon nman my 8months old baby have it kaya nag hanap ako ng mga forum to l this very effective way medyo modern na nga lng kasi masyado hassle yung sa luyang dilaw i try virgin olive oil and turmeric powder nag dry kagad and hindi na kumalat sa face niya sobrang thankful. kaya I share it. very natural way of healing.. without a harmful medicine a young age.thnks since birth. pinachck up ko kagad sa pedia niresitahan ng anti biotic and cream I forgot the name and then sulfur soap. so everyday routine nmin after a bath apply ng cream and then inum anti biotic. a week after parang walang pinagbago natutuyo ung sugat pero pagnaligo sya parang sariwa ulit kasi natatanggal ung balat..according sa post wag mag aalala kasi hnd naman delikado or what at kusa lng gagaling.. pero sa situations ng anak ko nangangati buong katawan ng hnd na kakatulog sobrang nakakapanic and then my grandmother told me na mamaso nga ung sakit ng anak ko. she advise me luyang dilaw iinitin sa apoy parang iihawin then kunting coconut oil.pag hindi na masyadong mainit ipapagid ung katas nung luya, so khit ayoko gawin naghanap ako kung saan meron nung luyang dilaw. then sinunod ki ung procedure and then inaplay ko sa affected area mahapdi daw sabi ng son ko. pero 1 day lng meron ng pagbabago. gumaling agad. that was 3 years ago..ngayon nman my 8months old baby have it kaya nag hanap ako ng mga forum to share this very effective way medyo modern na nga lng kasi masyado hassle yung sa luyang dilaw i try virgin olive oil and turmeric powder nag dry kagad and hindi na kumalat sa face niya sobrang thankful. kaya I share it. very natural way of healing.. without a harmful medicine a young age.thnks

Anonymous said...

Hello po... ano po ba yung process ng virgin olive oil & turmeric powder?
Nagkaroon po kasi yung pamangkin ko ng Talipaso. Please share it po. Really need it po talaga. Salamat.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the info about turmeric and VCO. I tried it on my 2 yr old niece. Ang bilis ng pag galing. isang application lang di na sya nagbabasa.