Skin Infection Treatment


Skin Infection Treatment at Skin Care World

Skin is the largest organ of our body. Different layers of skin together confer protection to the internal organs of the body from infective organisms and many more things. However, as it is in maximum contact with the outer environment, sometimes the skin itself becomes infected by a wide variety of germs. The infection can vary from mild to serious and so is their treatment. Sometimes, mild infections are treatable with home remedies; however, moderate to severe ones require medical attention.

Before moving further, you must know the various types of possible skin infections.

Types of Skin Infections

  • Bacterial skin infection: It begins with small, red bumps that slowly increase in size, commonly develop pus in it and are generally painful. Bacterial skin infections include- impetigo, furuncles, boils, abscess, cellulitis.
  • Fungal skin infections: Fungal infections are caused by the growth of different species of fungus (Dermatophytes and yeast) on skin. Majority of fungal infections are confined to superficial layers of the skin. It commonly develops in warm and moist areas of the body, such as the groin, feet & armpit but can affect other body parts, nail and hair as well. They are generally very itchy and are not life-threatening. Fungal infections include; ringworm, athlete’s foot, yeast infection, nail fungus, oral thrush, intertrigo, diaper rash.
  • Viral skin infections: Virus (Herpes, HPV, Molluscum, Pox virus) is the primary cause of these infections. Common Viral infections include- warts, shingles (herpes zoster), herpes labialis, chickenpox, molluscum contagiosum,, measles and hand, foot & mouth disease.
  • Parasitic skin infection: This infection is caused by a parasite. It rarely spreads to the bloodstream and organs. A parasitic infection isn’t life-threatening but can be uncomfortable. Parasitic skin infections include lice, scabies, bedbugs & cutaneous larva migrans.
  • Tubercular skin infection: Tubercular infection of the skin is uncommon compared to other skin infections. It often presents as persistent red scaly plaques spreading gradually in one direction and clearing from the other side.

It is very important to know when a skin problem needs medical attention. To know this you must be aware of the common symptoms.

Symptoms of Skin Infection

Symptoms of Skin Infection

Common Symptoms

  • redness of the skin
  • rashes
  • itching
  • pain, and
  • tenderness

Severe Symptoms

  • pus
  • blisters
  • skin sloughing
  • breakdown
  • dark, necrotic-appearing skin
  • discolored and painful skin

    It is good to book an appointment with a dermatologist to know and treat your infection. Your doctor can diagnose the skin infection based on the visible symptoms and close examination of the skin cells to determine the type of infection.


    Treatment of skin infections depends on its type, cause, and severity of the infection.

    Bacterial infections can be treated with application of topical antibiotics directly to the skin or with oral dosage. Fungal skin infection can be comforted with antifungal creams and drugs. Viral skin infections may sometimes improve on their own within days or weeks, else proper medication may be recommended by the doctor. Parasitic skin infections are treated with medicated creams for specific skin type and symptom.

    Home Remedies

    Remedies from our ancestors when there were no medical treatments available can help you sooth some of the symptoms. However, it is always a good idea to consult a doctor.

    Some home care tips to prevent infections and take care of mild infections:-

    • Maintain good hygiene and take good care of your skin.
    • Avoid contact with infected person
    • Can apply cold compresses and emollients for symptomatic relief
    • Antihistamines can be taken for reliving itching.

    but if problem persist beyond few days, consult doctor

    Skin infections can range from mild to severe. If you experience a skin condition that is not normal and causing discomfort, make an appointment with your Skin doctor, for the necessary Skin Infections Treatment in Gurgaon.

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