Dermatologist Dr. Shumaila Khan
Skin Infection Treatment
What are common types of skin infections?
Some common types of skin infections include:
- Viral – Viral skin infections can emerge in the form of warts, simplex, shingles and herpes
- Parasitic – Parasitic skin infections symptoms include head and body lice besides scabies.
- Bacterial – Bacterial skin infections often come in the form of impetigo and cellulitis.
- fungal skin infection – Fungal infections include yeast infections and athlete’s foot
Other types of skin infections also exist, but treatment always depends on the cause and type of skin infection, which can best be determined by a skilled dermatologist. For example
- Folliculitis: in this condition, hair follicles become inflamed and generally caused by fungus
- Impetigo: it appears as red sores on skin especially around the nose or mouth in infants.
- Cellulitis: It appears as a swollen area which is tender to touch and spreads quickly.
- Carbuncle: it is a painful cluster of boils which are joined with each other underneath the skin
- tinea versicolor: It is a fungal infection which interferes with skin pigmentation
- jock itch: it develops around the groin and button area. It is a fungal skin infection
- erysipelas: It is a form of above mentioned cellulitis condition which affects upper dermis to cutaneous lymphatics
Who catches skin infections?
There is high probability for anyone to contract skin infection; however, some people are more vulnerable to skin infections than others, including:
- People having frequent skin contact with already infected person
- People who have bare scrapes or cuts on their skin
- People who spend time in crowded surroundings, such as athletic areas, schools, daycare centres, military barracks etc.
- People who have bad hygiene
- People who share clothing or towels and other daily use products
Head to Dermalase for an effective diagnosis and treatment for skin infections
Dr. Shumaila recommends the following measures to ward off fungal skin infections in the first place:
- Always wash your hands with water and soap
- Always keep scrapes or cuts on your skin clean and covered
- Do not touch other peoples’ cuts or bandages
- Avoid sharing personal items/products with others, such as razor, towels etc.
If you have any of the symptoms of skin infections, you should go for a consultation with Dr. Shumaila immediately. Your treatment depends on diagnosis of your skin infections.
Head to Dermalase for an effective diagnosis and treatment of your skin infections.