Skin infections can appear even when we try our best to be careful. If you’ve noticed the telltale signs of athlete’s foot, ringworm, or other infection, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Don’t rely on over-the-counter cures; instead, get in touch with our Sagebrush Dermatology team to receive the care you deserve now.
What Causes Skin Infections?
There are many categories of skin infections, and each type of infection is caused by different factors. Impetigo, for example, is a bacterial infection caused by contact with others. An infection like athlete’s foot is fungal and can be a result of spending time in moist areas such as locker rooms or swimming pools. If you have an infection, we urge you to contact us to receive a proper diagnosis.
What Are the Signs?
Different skin infections exhibit different signs. That said, it is important to watch for severe signs of infection. In some cases, an infection may spread into the bloodstream and become life-threatening. Therefore, if you suspect an infection, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. Serious signs include:
- Skin sloughing, breakdown.
- Dark, necrotic-appearing skin.
- Discolored and painful skin.
Treatments for Skin Infections
Bacterial infections are treated using antibiotics, while fungal infections are treated with antifungal creams and oral medication. Viruses are addressed with medication as well and often require prolonged treatment. While over-the-counter medications can clear up certain infections, coming in for a firm diagnosis and professional care can help you feel better faster.
Schedule Treatments in Mesa, Arizona
Skin infections can be cleared up quickly with the proper care. At Sagebrush Dermatology, we offer effective treatment options and support to help our patients feel better. Get in touch by filling out the form below or giving us a call at 480-681-DERM (3376) to get started.