Skin Rashes/Infections

Latest Articles About Skin Rashes/Infections
What is the Shingles Vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is a rather new development in the world of medicine. Below is a description of the shingles vaccine, who should receive the vaccine, and whether the vaccine is recommended and effective. The Shingles Vaccine The shingles vaccine releases a small amount of the vaccine into a pat ... Continue Reading

What is the Shingles Vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is a rather new development in the world of medicine. Below is a description of the shingles vaccine, who should receive the vaccine, and whether the vaccine is recommended and effective. The Shingles Vaccine The shingles vaccine releases a small amount ... Continue Reading

What Is Ringworm?

The condition known as ringworm is scientifically called dermatophytosis. However, others medically refer to it as “tinea” or specifically, tinea corpis. Ringworm is not a worm, but rather, the growth of a fungus on the skin. It can cause irritation, itching and other symptoms. Ringworm manifest ... Continue Reading

What Is Ringworm?

The condition known as ringworm is scientifically called dermatophytosis. However, others medically refer to it as “tinea” or specifically, tinea corpis. Ringworm is not a worm, but rather, the growth of a fungus on the skin. It can cause irritation, itching and other sy ... Continue Reading

What Is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that usually affects children more than adults--approximately 70 percent of reported cases involve children. The skin infection occurs in children living in northern Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Experts claim that the reason children have a tendency to contrac ... Continue Reading

What Is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that usually affects children more than adults--approximately 70 percent of reported cases involve children. The skin infection occurs in children living in northern Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Experts claim that the reason children h ... Continue Reading

What are Fungal Infections of the Skin?

Fungal infections are said to affect most adults at some point in their life. They are usually not a major medical concern, although many patients seek treatment to relieve the symptoms and unappealing appearance of the condition. Common types of fungal infections of the skin include athlete's foot, Continue Reading

What are Fungal Infections of the Skin?

Fungal infections are said to affect most adults at some point in their life. They are usually not a major medical concern, although many patients seek treatment to relieve the symptoms and unappealing appearance of the condition. Common types of fungal infections of the ski ... Continue Reading

What are Skin Rashes?

Skin rashes are irritations to the skin, although the causes for rashes can be numerous and diverse. Rashes do not always require medical attention, although they sometimes can. What Are Rashes? Rashes appear when the skin and/or body has received some form of irritation. Skin rashes typically appea ... Continue Reading

What are Skin Rashes?

Skin rashes are irritations to the skin, although the causes for rashes can be numerous and diverse. Rashes do not always require medical attention, although they sometimes can. What Are Rashes? Rashes appear when the skin and/or body has received some form of irritation. Sk ... Continue Reading

What Are Shingles?

Shingles have become more common over the years. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to becoming afflicted by shingles. Below is an explanation of what the condition is, how it affects patients and the most common treatment methods. Shingles Explained Shin ... Continue Reading

What Are Shingles?

Shingles have become more common over the years. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to becoming afflicted by shingles. Below is an explanation of what the condition is, how it affects patients and the most common treatment methods ... Continue Reading

What are Bacterial Skin Infections?

Bacterial skin infections are common skin conditions that can range from a minor infection to a life threatening condition if not treated early on. More than 200 species of bacteria live on our skin, many of which are important to our health and survival. However, Staphylococcus aureus and a form of Continue Reading

What are Bacterial Skin Infections?

Bacterial skin infections are common skin conditions that can range from a minor infection to a life threatening condition if not treated early on. More than 200 species of bacteria live on our skin, many of which are important to our health and survival. However, Staphyloco ... Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Erysipelas

When it comes to bacterial skin infections, erysipelas is a bacterial skin infection caused by streptococcus. It is also called St. Anthony's Fire due to the bright red rash that it causes. The infection is characterized by a bright red butterfly shaped rash developing on the body. It usually starts Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Erysipelas

When it comes to bacterial skin infections, erysipelas is a bacterial skin infection caused by streptococcus. It is also called St. Anthony's Fire due to the bright red rash that it causes. The infection is characterized by a bright red butterfly shaped rash developing on th ... Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is among numerous bacterial skin infections that affect the connective tissue. The condition will cause severe swelling and irritation and is most commonly seen on the face or the legs, especially in areas with broken skin. Cellulitis can be treated with oral antibiotics and the removal o ... Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Cellulitis

Cellulitis is among numerous bacterial skin infections that affect the connective tissue. The condition will cause severe swelling and irritation and is most commonly seen on the face or the legs, especially in areas with broken skin. Cellulitis can be treated with oral anti ... Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

The staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is among the bacterial skin infections that cause blistering and skin exfoliation. The staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome may be a consequence of cellulitis, another skin infection. The syndrome may be mild or more severe. Causes of Staphylococcal Scalded S ... Continue Reading

Understanding Bacterial Skin Infections: Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

The staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is among the bacterial skin infections that cause blistering and skin exfoliation. The staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome may be a consequence of cellulitis, another skin infection. The syndrome may be mild or more severe. Causes of ... Continue Reading