Skin infections may be viral, bacterial or fungal. Fungal skin infections are most common and include yeast infection, athlete’s foot, ringworm and sporotrichosis. Viral infections also do occur and include shingles and chickenpox. Bacterial infections like carbuncles, cellulitis, boils and staph infection occur when bacteria attack the upper layers of the skin. If you suffer from skin infection then it is very important to keep the affected area clean and dry. You also must visit a doctor. He will recommend oral and/or topical antibiotics to cure your infection.
HOW IS SKIN INFECTIONS DIAGNOSED?
Frequently washing your hands is a good way to prevent skin infections.