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INFECTION (NAIL FUNGAL)
About Skin Infection :
infections are caused by a wide variety of germs, and symptoms can vary from mild to serious. These infections can affect skin, hair as well as nails.
Bacterial such as Cellulitis, impetigo and boils
Viral such as Shingles (Herpes), Chicken pox, Warts, Measles, Molluscum contagiosum
Fungal such as Ringworm, athlete's foot, Yeast infection, Nail fungus, oral thrush, Diaper rash
Parasitic such as lice, bed bugs and scabies.
The cause depends on type of infection
Bacterial skin infection: This occurs when bacteria enter the body through a break in the skin, such as a cut or a scratch. More common among people with weakened immunity.
Viral skin infection: The most common viruses come from one of three groups of viruses: poxvirus, human papillomavirus, and herpes virus.
Fungal skin infection: Body chemistry and lifestyle can increase the risk of a fungal infection. For example, you may experience athlete’s foot if you’re a runner or if you sweat a lot. Fungi often grows in warm, moist environments.
Parasitic skin infection: Tiny insects or organisms burrowing underneath your skin and laying eggs can cause a parasitic skin infection.
Symptoms of a skin infection may vary depending on the type. Common symptoms include redness of the skin and a rash. You may also experience other symptoms, such as itching, pain, and tenderness.
Skin infections can spread beyond the skin and into the bloodstream. When this happens it can become life-threatening.
Signs of a severe infection include:
skin sloughing, breakdown
dark, necrotic-appearing skin, or skin that becomes discolored and painful
Skin Infections: Tips for Managing
Home care for a skin infection works to reduce symptoms. Home care may include the following:
Apply cold compresses to your skin several times a day to reduce itching and inflammation.
Take antihistamines to decrease itching.
Use topical creams and ointment to reduce itching and discomfort.
Best way to prevent is frequent HAND WASHING.
Myths v/s reality
Skin infection is not just limited to teenagers, adults can experience it too.