What are Skin Infections?
These are infections that affect the skin and can be caused by a variety of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Common examples of skin infections include impetigo (a bacterial infection that causes red, itchy sores), ringworm (a fungal infection that causes a circular rash), and herpes simplex (a viral infection that causes cold sores or genital sores).
Treatment for skin infections may include topical or oral medications, and in some cases, the infection may require drainage or surgery.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
Skin infections can be painful and uncomfortable, and if they don't go away with home remedies or over-the-counter medications, it's best to see a doctor. If you develop symptoms such as fever, chills, or red streaks around the affected area, it's important to seek medical attention right away. A dermatologist or infectious disease specialist can provide you with the right treatment and prevent the infection from spreading.
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