There are many different types of Bacterial Skin Infections, each requiring a specific treatment for its cure. A visit to your dermatologist is the best way to determine what type of Bacterial Infection you are experiencing.
Leprosy – Leprosy is caused by a slow-growing type of bacteria called Mycobacteriumleprae.
Carbuncles – A carbuncle is a red, swollen, and painful cluster of boils that are connected to each other under the skin.
Staph Infection – The infection often begins with a little cut, which gets infected with bacteria. These staph infections range from a simple boil to antibiotic-resistant infections to flesh-eating infections.
Cellulitis – Cellulitis is a common infection of the skin and the soft tissues underneath. It happens when bacteria enter a break in the skin and spread.
Impetigo – Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection. It can appear anywhere on the body but usually attacks exposed areas.
Boils – A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. At first, the skin turns red in the area of the infection, and a tender lump develops. After four to seven days, the lump starts turning white as pus collects under the skin.
Pilonidal Cyst and Abscess – A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom of the tailbone (coccyx) and can become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the technical term is pilonidal abscess.
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