Skin Infections in Children and Adults
Skin infections in children and adults are commonly caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Those suffering from skin infections can experience various symptoms on their skin with or without symptoms on other parts of the body. For example a person whose body has smallpox will be filled with aqueous spots accompanied by headache, muscle pain, or fever.
This article discusses some common skin infections.
Diagnosis of Skin Infection
Most skin infections can be directly recognized by the doctor only from seeing the form of skin disorders alone without further examination by reinforced by the symptoms felt by the patient.
If outside observation alone is not enough, doctors may perform follow-up tests to confirm the diagnosis. One of the most frequently applied tests in cases of skin infections is a biopsy or sampling of inflamed skin cells to be further investigated in the laboratory. In addition to a biopsy, a blood test is sometimes necessary to identify the type of virus in cases of smallpox.
Prevention of Skin Infections
Some ways we can do to avoid skin infections, one of which is to avoid exposure to viruses, bacteria, or fungi that cause it. Avoid contact with skin infections or do not use items that people also use.
Always keep your body clean, especially the hands, so bacteria, viruses, or fungus can not easily infect our body. If there are any lesions on the skin, try to close them so that infectious microorganisms can not enter.
In the case of fungal skin infections, avoid always keeping the clothes clean or the shoes we wear. In addition, it is recommended to immediately change the clothes we wear when it feels damp, for example due to sweat.