Skin infections and skin irritations are usually caused by bacterial or viral organisms that invade the body and spread to other areas. Skin infection treatment is available at Night and Day Medical center and our expert team of dermatologists are here to help diminish bacterial skin infections and have your skin looking beautiful once more.
To aid skin infection treatment it is vital to have a strong immune system and good personal hygiene. There are various kinds of bacterial skin infections and treatment will vary in accordance to the type of infection and the location on the body.
There are three main types of skin infection:
Bacterial Skin Infections
Bacterial – cellulitis, folliculitis, impetigo, boils
Symptoms: redness,blisters, pain, swelling
Treatment: oral and topical antibiotics
Viral Skin Infections
Viral – warts, roseola, shingles, cold sores, herpes, eczema. rosea, chickenpox
Symptom: rash, sores, skin lesions
Treatment: oral and topical antibiotics, topical creams
Fungal Skin Infections
Fungal -ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch, nail infections, hair infections
Symptoms: redness, itching, swelling, blisters, scaling
Treatment: topical antifungal drugs, azole medications
Skin abscesses can be a common occurrence for those suffering with skin infections. An abscess is caused when pus starts to collect in the skin, symptoms of a skin abscess can include:
- Fever and chills.
- Swelling around the affected area.
- Hard tissue.
- Skin lesions.
- Fluid drainage.
Skin abscesses can be unsightly, painful and uncomfortable. If you are suffering from a skin abscess it is important to seek skin infection treatment. In some cases your doctor or skin specialist will need to cut and drain the abscess, pack the wound and provide you with a course of antibiotics to aid healing.
Advice on Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a type of skin infection caused by the bacteria entering your skin. You don’t always need a cut or a sore for the bacteria to enter and you are in a heightened risk category if you have a weak immune system. Common causes of cellulitis can be injuries to the skin, fungal infections, medical conditions and fluid buildup.
Cellulitis can be a serious condition and you should seek skin infection treatment from your doctor as soon as you notice these symptoms:
- An infected area which seems to have red streaks extending from it.
- The area is becoming increasingly discolored and painful.
- You are suffering from a fever or chills.
- Your face or groin is the area affected.
Antibiotics are usually the first course of action for treating cellulitis; if the condition is severe you may need to be hospitalized. This is why it’s imperative to contact Night and Day Medical center immediately to get tested and advice on cellulitis. Cellulitis if left untreated can be fatal, our team of friendly experts are always on hand to offer advice and skin infection treatment in a fast and effective manner.
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles; this infection doesn’t necessarily occur only on the scalp but can occur anywhere on your body where you have damaged hair follicles. Folliculitis is usually recognized by small red pimples with a hair in the center of each one. They may release blood or fluid when squeezed.
If you need folliculitis treatment your doctor will usually need to conduct a test to find out the cause of this infection before administering a correct course of treatment.