Is massage contraindicated for impetigo?

When we have a client with the following condition:
impetigo

Massages
Total Contraindications: prohibit a treatment from taking place.

Signs and symptoms for
impetigo

  • The symptoms of non-bullous impetigo begin with the appearance of red sores – usually around the nose and mouth but other areas of the face and the limbs can also be affected
  • The symptoms of bullous impetigo begin with the appearance of fluid-filled blisters (bullae) which usually occur on the central part of the body between the waist and neck, or on the arms and legs. The blisters are usually about 1-2cm across
IMPETIGO contraindications In beauty therapy

Description

Impetigo is a common and highly contagious skin infection that causes sores and blisters. It’s not usually serious and often improves within a week of treatment or within a few weeks without treatment.

Impetigo is the most common skin infection in young children in the UK, but it can affect people of all ages.

Impetigo occurs when the skin becomes infected with bacteria, usually either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes.

The bacteria can infect the skin in two main ways:

  • Through a break in otherwise healthy skin – such as a cut, insect bite or other injury – this is known as primary impetigo
  • Through skin damaged by another underlying skin condition, such as head lice, scabies or eczema – this is known as secondary impetigo
Is
impetigo
contagious?
No
, "impetigo" is NOT contagious!

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