The term impetigo refers to any of a number of skin diseases characterized by the eruption of pustules, especially those which are contagious and caused by staphylococcus bacteria.
Vitamin A helps fight infections, and is recommended for the treatment of various skin problems (acne, impetigo, psoriasis, etc.).
Good sources of Vitamin A in the form of retinol are:
– fish and animal liver
– fat from dairy products
– egg yolk
Good sources of Vitamin A in the form of carotene are:
– carrots, spinach, tomatoes, lettuce and green leafy vegetables in general
– melon, apricots, oranges
Note that dried fruits contain more Vitamin A than fresh fruit.
Some cases of impetigo are caused by the regular consumption of biologically impure foods, especially those which contain chemical toxins (preservatives, taste enhancers, colorants, etc.).