Impetigo Health Record Software
People with Impetigo should keep health records to closely monitor the progression of the skin infection and track its symptoms and triggers. Impetigo is a contagious bacterial skin infection that can cause red sores or blisters. In a health journal, individuals can record the appearance and location of the sores, as well as any changes in size, color, or discharge. Monitoring the frequency and duration of outbreaks can help identify potential triggers, such as exposure to certain irritants or environmental factors.
Keeping track of any additional symptoms, like fever or swollen lymph nodes, is crucial for assessing the severity of the infection and potential complications. In the health journal, one can also note the effectiveness of prescribed antibiotics or topical ointments and any side effects experienced. Additionally, keeping records of doctor visits, lab tests, and recommended procedures ensures that the individual receives appropriate medical attention and necessary follow-ups.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
I have been diligently practicing good hygiene, keeping the affected area clean and avoiding touching or scratching the sores to prevent further spread. #Impetigo
Noticed a cluster of #red_sores with yellowish crusts on my left forearm yesterday. Today, the sores seem to have increased in size and are slightly painful to touch. No other sores on the body at the moment.
I have started applying the prescribed topical antibiotic cream #Mupirocin to the affected area twice a day, as instructed by my doctor.
I had a #swab_test done during my visit to the dermatologist yesterday, which confirmed the presence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria as the cause of Impetigo.
I saw #Dr.Smith yesterday after noticing the sores. She diagnosed it as Impetigo and prescribed the antibiotic cream. I have a follow-up appointment scheduled in a week to assess the progress of the treatment.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.