What are Skin Infections?

Bacterial Skin Infections

Skin infections can vary in severity but some can become life threatening. Hence, it is important to consult with a dermatologist. The Miami Center For Dermatology has the latest technology to create the best treatment options for you. A skin infection can be put into the following three categories: Bacterial, Fungal, and Viral. The following will inform you on the different skin infections related to each category:

Bacteria lives on the skin of many people without causing harm but Bacterial Skin Infections occurs once the bacteria enters an open wound. Signs of bacterial infections include swelling, redness, pain, or pus.

Bacterial Skin Infections May Include:

  • Leprosy
  • Carbuncles
  • Staph infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Impetigo
  • Boils
  • Pilonidal Cyst and abscess
Doctor checking for Bacterial Skin Infections

Fungal Skin Infections are common and usually begin in the lungs or skin. Fungi lives in the air, soil, water and plants and can be tough to kill. Signs of Fungal Skin Infections depend on the type of fungus but could include itchiness, redness and scaly skin.

Fungal Skin Infections May include:

  • Fungal skin infections
  • Ringworm
  • Athletes foot
  • Candidiasis
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Fungal Nail infections

Viral Skin Infections can be caused by different viruses which also determines the severity. Viral Skin Infections may cause sores, rashes, and blotches on the skin.

Viral Skin Infections May Include:

  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Shingles
  • Chickenpox
Doctor checking for Skin Neoplasms

Treatment for Your Skin Infections

If you believe you may be experiencing any of these types of skin infections, speak with a caring and professional dermatologist such as Dr. Deborah Longwill today. Dr. Longwill has a loyal patient following, she takes the time to learn about each of her patients lifestyle habits, family history and more in order to provide the best advice and skin care products. You can order many of Dr. Longwill’s Skin Care products on her online shop.

Here at the Miami Center for Dermatology, your comfort and satisfaction is our main concern. For that reason, we offer treatment for all types of Skin Infection. Call Today to schedule an appointment at (305) 279-7546 or Click Here to Contact Us Today!