Bacterial, Fungal and Viral Infections

Bacterial infections can be of various types like folliculitis, furuncle, carbuncle, cellulitis, ecthyma etc.

Viral infections include chicken pox, herpes zoster, herpes infections, molluscum contagiosum, viral warts, hand-foot mouth disease etc.
Fungal infections are the commonest infections of the skin they include various types of Tinea’s (Ring worm), candidiasis, tinea versicolor, mycetoma etc. Proper diagnosis and management is essential for the cure of these infections.

Skin is the largest organ of your body. Its function is to protect your body from infection. Sometimes the skin itself becomes infected.

Skin infections are caused by a good kind of germs, and symptoms can vary from mild to serious. Mild infections may be treatable with over-the-counter medications and home remedies, whereas other infections may require medical attention.

The following are different types of skin infections:

Bacterial skin infections: Bacterial skin infections typically begin as small, red bumps that slowly increase in size. Some bacterial infections are mild and simply treated with topical antibiotics, but other infections require an oral antibiotic. Different types of bacterial skin infections include: cellulitis, impetigo, boils, leprosy.

Viral skin infections: Viral skin infections are caused by a virus. These infections range from mild to severe. Different types of viral infections include: shingles (herpes zoster), chickenpox, Molluscum contagiosum, warts, measles, hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Fungal skin infections: These sorts of skin infections are caused by a fungus and are possibly to develop in damp areas of the body, such as the feet or armpit. Some fungous infections aren’t contagious, and these infections are usually non-life-threatening.

Different types of fungal infections are:

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