My 5 yo dd is continuously getting impetigo on her face around her mouth. Usually on her chin. In the past 4 months she's had it about 6 times. In the past 2 months she's had it 4 times. A month ago I took her to the ped b/c I couldn't understand why she keeps getting it. Thought maybe something might be wrong. The ped didn't really provide any new info or advice. Just prescribed a new tube of antibiotic cream. We're a very clean family, my dh is actually somewhat of a germaphobe so the girls wash their hands on a regular basis (coming home from school, before eating, after toilet, etc...). We wash her pillow case and towels frequently. When I apply the ointment I use a q-tip and never touch the used q-tip to the tip of the ointment tube. Nobody else in the family is getting impetigo.
So we just cleared up a bout of impetigo about 5 days ago only to wake up with another patch on her face again. I feel so bad for her b/c other kids in her class will stare at her and ask questions about it. It's definitely making her self-conscious to constantly be having this not to mention I feel like there is something we are doing wrong.
Our ped is new (we just moved to the area) and I don't know much about her or her experience/expertise. So I'm doubting if there is really no reason as to why this is happening (according to her). Has anybody else had this problem before? Or heard of somebody having this problem?
ETA: should I take her to a dermatologist or some other specialist?