There are many skin infections that can affect individuals. These occur when there is a break, cut, or wound on your skin. It can also happen when your immune system is weakened, because of another disease or a medical treatment. Some skin infections cover a small area on the top of the skin, whereas others can go deep into the skin and spread to a larger area.
Bacteria can cause cellulitis, impetigo, and staphylococcal (staph) infections, viruses can cause shingles, warts and herpes simplex, fungi can cause athlete’s foot and yeast infections, while parasites can cause body lice, head lice and scabies. Treatments for skin conditions depend on the cause of the infection.
Preston Dermatology treats scabies, bed bugs, shingles, molluscum contagiosum, herpes simplex, fungal nail disease, warts and bacterial skin disease.