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Skin infections

Skin infections can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites
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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.

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About skin infections
About skin 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.

Types of skin infections

Majorly, there are four types of skin infections – bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic.
Common skin infections are:

  • Cellulitis
  • Impetigo
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Ringworm
  • Bedbugs
  • Leprosy
  • Measles
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Yeast infection
  • Diaper rash
  • Lice
Skin infection symptoms

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
  • Rashes
  • Pus
  • Blisters
  • Skin breakdown
  • Discoloured skin
Skin infection treatment

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.

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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.