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i have watery looking lumps on my chin they seem to have spread

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i have watery looking lumps on my chin they seem to have spread a little since last night they are now starting to oooz and look yellowey? what is this?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.

Is there any redness to the skin?
Honey colored crust?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes there is honey colour looking between the lumps and it does get itchy
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 5 years ago.
This may be a skin infection, then, if you are noting a honey colored crusting.

Impetigo, a skin infection caused by staph or strep, causes these symptoms.

It is treated with antibiotic cream (only available by prescription) called mupirocin.

If this is truly impetigo, it is contagious. For this reason, I do recommend that you see your doctor today so that you can be accurately diagnosed and treated.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions,

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
can you tell me what impetigo is? what is staph or strep?