What Is the Incubation Period for Impetigo?

Q:
What is the incubation period for impetigo?

A:
The incubation period for impetigo generally refers to the period between the moment that a child is exposed the bacterial and the onset of its known symptoms.

On average, it takes about one to three days for symptoms of this bacterial skin infection to appear after infected with the bacteria, especially the Streptococcal bacteria.

For infections of impetigo caused by the Staphylococcal bacteria, the incubation period usually lasts as little as four days and as long as ten days.

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