Skin Infection

Skin infections occur when bacteria, fungi, or viruses invade the skin, leading to redness, swelling, pain, and sometimes pus-filled lesions. Common types include cellulitis, impetigo, and fungal infections like ringworm. Proper hygiene, wound care, and avoiding contact with infected individuals can help prevent skin infections. Treatment may involve topical or oral antibiotics, antifungal medications, or antiviral drugs depending on the specific infection

Fungal infections

Fungal infections, such as ringworm (tinea corporis), are caused by dermatophyte fungi and can affect various areas of the skin, including the scalp, body, feet (athlete’s foot), and groin (jock itch). Despite its name, ringworm doesn’t involve worms but rather presents as circular, red, scaly patches with raised edges. Fungal infections thrive in warm, moist environments, making them particularly common in areas prone to sweating or inadequate ventilation.