At the department of Dermatology, we offer a tailor-made approach to help you manage a wide range of skin infections. Our dermatological experts provide comprehensive treatment alternatives, precision-drive diagnosis and preventive measures to keep your skin protected from infections.
Skin infections occur when your skin is exposed to certain types of germs and organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. There are several different types of skin infections that cause varying symptoms.
Majorly, there are four types of skin infections – bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic.
Common skin infections are:
- Athlete’s foot
- Hand, foot and mouth disease
- Yeast infection
- Diaper rash
Skin infections affect everyone differently and cause a variety of symptoms. While some people experience highly mild signs, others may have life-threatening symptoms. These signs depend upon the type and location of the infection. Common symptoms include:
- Skin redness
- Skin breakdown
- Discoloured skin
Your treatment regime will depend upon the type and severity of the infection. While some infections go away on their own, others require medical intervention. Treatment alternatives include topical antibiotics, sprays, creams and other prescribed drugs.
I visited the CK Birla Hospital for treatment of a skin infection. After I came from my business trip, I developed a huge red rash on various parts of my skin and soon enough it started to feel painful and itchy. I quickly consulted the doctor who helped me understand my problem and gave an effective treatment almost immediately. I am very happy with my experience. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Good work by CK Birla Hospital. Nice and polite staff. Everyone is helpful and willing. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My experience was nice. Dr Seema is very sweet. She is understanding and is a great listener. She consoled me and assured me that my skin infection will soon go away with treatment. Her advice has worked wonders for me. A big thanks to her and the team. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
You can apply cold compression to the affected area to reduce your symptoms.
Your dermatologist will diagnose your skin infection by physically examining your skin based on texture, appearance and location.
You can prevent skin infections by maintaining hand hygiene and cleanliness around you.