Infections of the skin can be categorised into whether they are caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses.
Bacterial infections can lead to boils, abscesses, crusting and scabbing
Fungal infection can lead to ringworm (a rash that looks like a ring), hair loss and nail deformity as well as jock itch and athletes foot
Viral infections of the skin may present as cold sores, shingles and chicken pox. Viral warts are also a form of skin infection.
How are skin infections treated?
Following a detailed consultation, and any relevant testing which is needed, our Dermatologists will be able to offer you treatments which are tailored to the type of skin infection which you have. Treatments may be in the form of creams or tablets, or both, and will depend on the type of infection which you have.
Treatments for skin infections at Belgravia Dermatology
Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan
Full microbiological testing to determine the type of infection (if necessary)
Antibiotic , antifungal or antiviral creams or tablets (or both)
What should I do next?
If you are suffering from a skin infectoin then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.