Treatment of Bacterial Infection of Skin
Bacterial Infection Treatment
The human body is a scientific wonder. Your skin, the largest organ of your body, serves as a barrier to bacteria. Some bacteria live on top of the skin but is prevented from entering the body. While your skin barrier is often effective, some bacteria may penetrate through tiny openings of the hair follicles, or small wounds such as insect bites, sunburn, and scapes. When bacteria can enter the body, bacterial infections can range from a little to large surface areas of the body. A bacterial infection could vary from minimal to life-threatening. Worlds Famous Dermatologist specializes in bacterial infection treatments at our various locations in Stockbridge, Lawrenceville, and Johns Creek.
Hair follicles can become inflamed, causing an abscess under the skin. These boils are called furuncles. A carbuncle is a bacterial infection made up of connected cluster underneath the skin surface of these boils (furuncles). They are often very painful and can affect many places of the body including neck, face, buttocks, nose, ear, or fingers.
Treatments for carbuncles could be as simple as a warm compress, or as invasive as doctors surgically cutting the boils open and draining.
Other common minor bacterial infections include Exthyma, Erythrasma, Folliculitis, and Impetigoto name a few.
Higher Risk Health Conditions
Skin that is inflamed is more susceptible to bacterial infections. Others who suffer from conditions, including diabetes, poor circulation, and immune disorders are at a higher risk.
Bacterial Infection Prevention
The best prevention steps are simple soap and water. If you have open sores or damaged skin, covering with bandages can reduce infection risk. Another option of applying a thick moisture barrier can be effective. Petrolatum jelly can be applied to large areas of dry and inflamed skin.
Best Bacterial Infection Treatment Options
Once the skin is compromised and a bacterial infection begins to grow, treatment options include antibiotics and isolating and draining abscesses.
If you are suffering from painful bacteria-infected boils, contact our world-class treatment clinic for your appointment today. Our specialists will quickly access your current needs and provide immediate relief. Our clinic understands the urgency of your needs, so there are no medical referrals needed, and we accept multiple forms of payment.
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