The skin protects our body against injury and infection, regulates temperature and controls the loss of body fluids. Its two main layers are the dermis and epidermis. Skin can be affected by sun, ageing, injury and infection.
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Topic: Skin Infections
Since the ulcer gets bigger with time, early diagnosis and prompt treatment of Bairnsdale disease can keep skin loss to a minimum.
Some areas of the body are more susceptible to boils, including the face, throat, armpits, groin and buttocks.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin that tends to occur in areas that are damaged or inflamed.
Cold sores are blisters around the mouth and nose, caused by the herpes simplex virus.
Impetigo, or school sores, is a highly contagious skin infection that commonly affects school-aged children.
Age, varicose veins, smoking and arterial disease increase the risk of leg ulcers.
Molluscum contagiosum can be mistaken for genital warts or pimples – check with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Generally, pityriasis rosea is a one-off event - once it has gone, the rash doesn’t reappear.
Shingles is caused by the same virus responsible for chickenpox.
Tinea is contagious and can be spread by skin-to-skin contact or indirectly through towels, clothes or floors.
Warts can be stubborn, so you may need to use more than one type of treatment.