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Skin Infections Treatment In Chennai

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Treatment for Skin infections in Chennai

What is a skin infection?

Skin infection happens when viruses, parasites, fungi, or germs such as bacteria enter into the skin and spread. The function of the skin is to protect the body from any of the foreign particles that cause infection. Due to this, the skin itself becomes infected and can have mild to severe symptoms. Mild and moderate infections can be treated with over the counter medications whereas severe infections may require medical care.


What are the different types of skin infections?

Following are different types of skin infections:

Bacterial skin infections: cause red bumps and gradually increase in size.

  • Boils 
  • Impetigo 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Leprosy
  •  Bacterial folliculitis


Viral skin infections: caused by a virus can range from mild to severe. 

  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Measles 
  • Chickenpox 
  • Warts Hand, foot, and mouth disease


Fungal skin infections: mostly seen in armpit or feet areas of the body. Some of the fungal skin infections are not contagious.

  • Ringworm 
  • Yeast infection
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Oral thrush
  • Nail fungus
  • Diaper rash


Parasitic skin infections: can spread into the bloodstream and organs.

  • Scabies 
  • Lice 
  • Bedbugs  
  • Cutaneous larva migrans


What are the signs and symptoms of skin infections?

Some of the common signs and symptoms of skin infections are:

  • Redness of the skin 
  • Rash 
  • Pain 
  • Itching 
  • Tenderness 


Skin infections can spread into the bloodstream and may become a life-threatening condition. Few of the signs of severe skin infection include:

  • Blisters 
  • Pus 
  • Sluggish skin
  • Dark-colored skin
  • Necrotic skin


Who can treat skin infections?

Dermatologists can treat skin infections. They will examine the infected area and can plan appropriate treatment. Based on the type of skin infection, the treatment course can be modified by the Dermatologist.


How can a skin infection be diagnosed?

A selective way to determine the cause of skin infection is a medical examination. Usually, Dermatologists can evaluate the type of skin infection based on location and appearance.