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Viral, Bacterial and Fungal Skin Problems

Different types of virus cause viral skin infections. These infections may not be long lasting, but some can scar for life, if left untreated. Bacterial skin infections can be easily treated with antibiotics. Fungal infections usually occur during immuno-suppressive states.


Viral

Chicken pox: The chicken pox rash appears on the scalp, face and chest. They are at first red and itchy.Later on they turn into fluid filled vesicles, which susequently crusts and shrivels.The lesions appear in crops and so at any point in time during the illness, all the above types of lesions are seen. The virus may recur, causing a painful condition called shingles, which are pus-filled blisters, which become dry and heal eventually.

Viral Skin Problems: Chicken Pox


Measles: Symptoms include coughing and fever. The rash starts on the face and spreads to the body.

Warts: They are caused by viral infections. Warts are smooth lesions of the skin, which may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.

Type 1 Herpes simplex virus: Causes small, water-filled, clear blisters primarily on the lips. Herpes spreads by sharing cups, by touching and kissing.

Type 2 Herpes simplex virus: The infection caused by this virus mostly spreads through sexual contact. Symptoms include sores around the genital area, skin rashes and itching.

Bacterial

Folliculitis: Also called Barber's Itch. The hair follicles get damaged due to bacterial infection. Skin rashes and pimples around the infected follicles may result. The infection may also spread to other area.

Bacterial Skin Problems: Skin Rashes

Impetigo: This highly contagious, bacterial infection is common among children. It is characterized by itchy, red skin lesions that easily form crust

Fungal

Microorganisms infesting the skin cause these infections. They feed off the dead skin cells, and usually remain dormant. But when a person is not hygenic, the fungal organisms reproduce rapidly, leading to an infection. Simple measures in everyday life like cleaning hands and feet after coming indoors, wearing clean, dry underwear and socks and using medicated powder as and when required would go a long way in preventing these infections. Some of the common diseases are Candida, Athlete’s foot and ringworm.

Fungal Skin Problems: Athlete's Foot

Fungal infections also commonly occur in immuno-suppressed patients such as diabetics, patients on steroids or cancer treatment, HIV infeced individuals etc.

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I suffer from vitligo at such an early age, my parents went to doctors in many places with the hope of curing me of the disease. However, my conditions did not get any better despite the expense of a lot of money. They decided to have a try and took me to a Chinese hospital. The affected sites on my body had improved significantly in less than a month. After reinforcement treatment of experts, I have completely recuperated my health and I have become cheerful.
mandysimpkins414 Friday, February 21, 2014
plus, it is pure herb,and does not have any side effect, and no reoccurance. see more on the web of vitiligotcm
mandysimpkins414 Thursday, March 06, 2014
G K Tyagi[Delhi], I have been suffering with Skin- Allergy for the last 5-6 years, there is a feeling of itching specially in some parts of legs below knees, on my back, it is very high during night time. Kindly advise me for its cure. Thanks.
Gkt1949 Friday, January 03, 2014
hard skin surrounding some open wounds can get up to 3\16 in deep has done damage face legs hands andarms seams to follow veins sore area no real pain i do have a cat hardtofigger
archer Monday, January 14, 2013
i have gathered a 3 centimetre collection of fat on my left feet. what is it? can i cut it or remain as it is?
pickpick Monday, October 08, 2012
Please don't try to remove the fat by yourself. You may get infected. Go to your doctor before deciding to go for a surgery.
Advancells Sunday, September 29, 2013
i am preetam from orissa,india.i have skin disease from 1 and half year.now i have skin irritation on my armpit and anus region.which medicine i should take........please help me......
preetamdebata Friday, August 03, 2012
The anus region sounds like a pilonial cyst. While difficult to endure it is treatable. Get to the dr ASAP. Also sounds like a cyst under your arm. My children's father is from New Delhi and suffers through the same issues
Catgut Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hello, this is sheila. Need help. I believe that I've skin fungal infections but my dermatologist said I've contact dermatitis and gave me very strong steroids oinment to put on the skin. So my hands, mainly on the fingers, on the palm, started with many clusters little blisters, which are very tiny and shiny, full of fluid, very itchy. They grow bigger, hardened up. It seems that other part of my body reacted with itching bumps too, on my face, neck. As I read that people on steroids can be more likely to suffer from fungis. Should I still use steroids oinment ?
Sheila12 Sunday, July 08, 2012
my patient having smal brown spots on neck area which is increasing slowly what it may be
rahman.ghani95 Wednesday, June 06, 2012
as seen on the picture its almost the same what i have, i'm suffering of this this, becaus eits so itchy, i can't resist not to scratch on it, please advice me what to do about this. Thank you very much.
benjie Tuesday, April 24, 2012
i have plamerplanter hyperkeritosis, tylosis affecting plams and soles. the skin is thick and yellow all over the palms and very thick and yellow all over the feet. it is extremely painful at times,especially evening, can any1 help or is any 1 affected buy this? thank u sue
susansaye Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I am fifteen years old and I was born with really dry skin I have consulted some dermatologists who gave differant creams even one with cortisone but I haven't seen any improvments!!! Please if anyone knows something help me I am DESPERATE!!! And Sorry For My English...
BrokenAngel Friday, February 24, 2012
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