Can Impetigo be obtained by the licking of a cat on a specfic area?
I had impetigo which cleared up with topical treatment appx 6 weeks ago. I woke up today with a new bout of the blisters on my chin. My cat loves to lick my chin and neck. Can they transmit anything by showing affection this way?
Answer by KAte
Hi no the virus has to be present in the first place and unless your cat licked someone else with impetigo then I don't see how they could pass it on.
It is more likely that the virus was still present in your face and the licking may have triggered another attack of it. i would suggest that you don't let your cat lick your face for a very long time if ever.
Also I'm not sure but your cat may pick up the virus from you if she licks the area, best to check with the doctor on that one.
Hope you are better soon
best wishes Kate
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