Skin infections

Description of Skin infections


The skin, the first line of defense, helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them.

Some common types of skin infections are:
1. Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
2. Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
3. Fungal: Athlete's foot and yeast infections
4. Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.
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01 Nov 2021 | 04:56 PM (IST)
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