Clinical Dermatology

Bacterial & Fungal Infection Treatment

One of skin’s main functions is fight off infection, but sometimes they occur regardless. The key to overcoming the infections is a customized treatment based on your particular diagnosis.

Bacterial & Fungal Infection Treatment

Bacterial infections of the skin include cellulitis, impetigo, bacterial folliculitis, and various Staph infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The good news is that bacterial skin infections respond readily to proper evaluation and treatment.

Skin is your strongest defense against all types of germs – bacteria and fungi in particular.

Fungal skin infections are common in adolescents and adults. Fungal infections like dermatophyte infects hair, skin, and nails and is most commonly found on feet and in the groin. It typically responds well to oral or topical antifungal medicines, especially if hair or nails are involved. Yeast and yeast-like organisms may also cause skin disorders. Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast-like organism that tends to involve the upper torso of athletic individuals, resulting in off-color velvety patches. Intertrigo is another common yeast condition that occurs in moist, thick skin folds. These types of issues usually respond well to anti-yeast therapy.

Bacterial and fungal skin infections are usually easy to diagnose and treat. At Medford Derm, we’re familiar with managing and treating all manner of bacterial and fungal skin infections in order to return you – and your skin – to better health.

As awful as these infections sound, they are actually easy to diagnose and even easier to treat. At Humboldt Derm, treat your particular skin infection quickly so that you and your skin can return to better health.