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Bacterial Infections

The skin provides a remarkably good barrier against bacterial infections. Although many bacteria come in contact with or reside on the skin, they are normally unable to establish an infection. When bacterial skin infections do occur, they can range in size from a tiny spot to the entire body surface. They can range in seriousness as well, from harmless to life threatening. 

Bacterial skin infections often begin as small, red bumps that slowly increase in size. Some bacterial infections are mild and easily treated with topical antibiotics, but other infections require an oral antibiotic. 

The surface of the skin teems with micro-organisms, which are most numerous in moist hairy areas, rich in sebaceous glands. Organisms are found, in clusters, in irregularities in the stratum corneum and within the hair follicles. The resident flora is a mixture of harmless and poorly classified staphylococci, micrococci and diphtheroids. 

 Staphylococcus epidermidis and aerobic diphtheroids predominate on the surface, and anaerobic diphtheroids deep in the hair follicles. Several species of lipophilic yeasts also exist on the skin. The proportion of the different organisms varies from person to person but, once established, an individual’s skin flora tends to remain stable and helps to defend the skin against outside pathogens by bacterial interference or antibiotic production. Nevertheless, overgrowth of skin diphtheroids can itself lead to clinical problems. The role of Proprionibacteria in the pathogenesis of acne is discussed on. Overgrowth of aerobic diphtheroids causes the following conditions. 

The following are the common bacterial infections of the skin which are tracked by Tibot.

CARBUNCLE [FURUNCULOSIS]
CELLULITIS
CHANCROID (SOFT SORE)
ERYSIPELAS
ERYTHRASMA
FOLLICULITIS
GANGRENE
IMPETIGO [ECTHYMA]
LEPROSY
STD [SYPHILIS LEPROSY, CHALMYDIA, GONORRHEA

The symptoms of a skin infection also vary depending on the type. Common symptoms include redness of the skin and a rash. You may also experience other symptoms, such as itching, pain, and tenderness. 

See a doctor if you have pus-filled blisters or a skin infection that doesn’t improve or gets progressively worse. Skin infections can spread beyond the skin and into the bloodstream. When this happens it can become life-threatening.  

Signs of a severe infection include: 

  • pus 
  • blisters 
  • skin sloughing, breakdown 
  • dark, necrotic-appearing skin, or skin that becomes discolored and painful 

This occurs when bacteria enter the body through a break in the skin, such as a cut or a scratch. Getting a cut or scratch doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll develop a skin infection, but it does increase your risk if you have a weakened immune system.

A decreased immune system can be the result of an illness or the side effect of medication.

Bacterial infections are often treated with topical antibiotics applied directly to the skin or with oral antibiotics. If the strain of bacteria is resistant to treatment, treating the infection may require intravenous antibiotics administered in the hospital.  

As soon as possible this patient needs to visit a doctor. Doctor will decide the treatment protocol. Some patient need intervention like pus remove, some need oral antibiotic. So, patient needs a doctor’s consultation.

  • Oxford hand Book of medical Dermatology
  • ABC Of Dermatology
  • Clinical Dermatology 
TibotSkin ProblemBacterial Infections

Bacterial Infections

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The skin provides a remarkably good barrier against bacterial infections. Although many bacteria come in contact with or reside on the skin, they are normally unable to establish an infection. When bacterial skin infections do occur, they can range in size from a tiny spot to the entire body surface. They can range in seriousness as well, from harmless to life threatening. 

Bacterial skin infections often begin as small, red bumps that slowly increase in size. Some bacterial infections are mild and easily treated with topical antibiotics, but other infections require an oral antibiotic. 

The surface of the skin teems with micro-organisms, which are most numerous in moist hairy areas, rich in sebaceous glands. Organisms are found, in clusters, in irregularities in the stratum corneum and within the hair follicles. The resident flora is a mixture of harmless and poorly classified staphylococci, micrococci and diphtheroids. 

 Staphylococcus epidermidis and aerobic diphtheroids predominate on the surface, and anaerobic diphtheroids deep in the hair follicles. Several species of lipophilic yeasts also exist on the skin. The proportion of the different organisms varies from person to person but, once established, an individual’s skin flora tends to remain stable and helps to defend the skin against outside pathogens by bacterial interference or antibiotic production. Nevertheless, overgrowth of skin diphtheroids can itself lead to clinical problems. The role of Proprionibacteria in the pathogenesis of acne is discussed on. Overgrowth of aerobic diphtheroids causes the following conditions. 

The following are the common bacterial infections of the skin which are tracked by Tibot.

CARBUNCLE [FURUNCULOSIS]
CELLULITIS
CHANCROID (SOFT SORE)
ERYSIPELAS
ERYTHRASMA
FOLLICULITIS
GANGRENE
IMPETIGO [ECTHYMA]
LEPROSY
STD [SYPHILIS LEPROSY, CHALMYDIA, GONORRHEA

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