2. Skin Sores
Some people develop skin sores with impetigo. They pop up in different areas of the body where the bacteria is present. They are commonly found around the ears, mouth, hands, and eyes. The sores may be raised or flat. They can range in color and may appear bloody or ooze a clear liquid. They may be painful or itchy, and if picked, they can cause scarring.
In mild cases of the infection, a person might only have one sore or lesion, and it may be small. If the bacteria has spread to other areas of the body and is severe, there may be more lesions, and they may grow larger and spread quickly. It is not a good idea to pick at these skin sores, as it can cause the bacteria to spread more easily and lead to pain and other infections. They should be left uncovered and go away once the infection clears up.