Fungal, Bacterial, and Viral Skin Infections

Fungal, bacterial, and viral skin infections can range from minor to more serious. Learn about symptoms and treatments that can address these concerns.

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How Hidradenitis Suppurativa Affects Different Skin Tones and Races
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Bactroban: Uses, Side Effects, Dosages
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Are You at Risk of Gangrene?
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How Ringworm Is Diagnosed
itchy skin
Signs that You (or Your Child) Have Ringworm
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What You Need to Know Before Taking Flagyl (Metronidazole)
Female doctor examining senior patients hands
How to Treat an Infected Nail (Paronychia)
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Everything You Need to Know About MRSA
A young Southeast Asian woman is applying moisturizing lotion on hands
9 Bacterial Skin Infections You Should Know About
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An Overview of Ringworm
Toe and nail fungus. Woman at a dermatologist.
Athlete's Foot Types and Treatments
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Why Rashes Occur in Skin Folds
The fungus that causes jock itch.
Jock Itch Fungal Infection Affects Skin in the Groin
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Could Your Painful Pimples Be Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
Beauty is as beauty does
Best Treatments for Tinea Versicolor Skin Infection
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Understanding the Root Causes of Fingernail and Toenail Infection
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What an Interface Dermatitis Reaction Can Reveal About Your Health
Washing hands.
How to Tell If an Abscess Needs Medical Attention
A culture of E. coli bacteria.
How Cultures Are Used to Diagnosis a Multitude of Ailments
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How to Treat an Anal or Rectal Abscess
The doctor is examining the patient's feet Doctor dermatologist
Onychomycosis Causes Thick, Discolored, Ragged, and Brittle Nails
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KOH Prep Test to Diagnose Fungal Skin Infections
How Ringworm Is Treated
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Ingrown Nails Can Be Treated Surgically
Ill hospital patient
Why Septicemia Is Dangerous Especially for Older Americans
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Do You Have a Fungal or Yeast Infection? Check Out These 10 Types
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Learn About Some of the Most Common Bacterial Skin Infections
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Candidiasis: Yeast Overgrowth and Its Many Forms
Female dermatologist Inspecting patient skin moles at clinic
Treating and Preventing Skin Ulcers
Woman scratching arm
What Is Tinea Versicolor and Do I Have It?
Doctor looking at a woman's skin
Pityriasis Rosea Is a Rash Commonly Mistaken for Ringworm
Empty hot tub.
How to Treat the Common Skin Infection of Hot Tub Folliculitis
Woman touching her underarm
How Erythrasma Skin Infection Is Linked to Humidity and Diabetes
Physical therapists are checking patients elbows at the clinic office room.
When Your Hair Follicles Are Infected
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How to Spot and Treat Cellulitis Before It Becomes a Problem
American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis, on skin. Found after walking through tall grass in spring, Saskatchewan, Canada
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Facts and Symptoms
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Causes and Treatment of Erysipelas (St. Anthony's Fire)
Toenail Fungus Treatments
The 7 Best Toenail Fungus Treatments of 2021
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Does the Candida Diet Work?
MRSA bacterial colonies in a petri dish.
Can Athletes Get Staph and MRSA Infections While Playing Sports?
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What Is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ringworm Causes
Causes and Risk Factors of Ringworm
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What To Do If You Have Shingles in Your Mouth
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Symptoms During the Stages of Shingles
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What Is the Shingrix Vaccine?
Doctor and woman who has shingles on face
How Shingles on the Face Is Treated
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How to Manage Shingles Pain
Little girl scratching her chickenpox rash on the back
Can You Get Shingles If You Never Had Chickenpox?
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Home Remedies for Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
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Shingles in Children
Telehealth doctor looks at photos of patient's rash
What to Know About Telehealth for Shingles
Itchy scalp
What to Know About Treating Shingles on the Scalp
Shingles (Disease), Herpes zoster, varicella-zoster virus, skin rash and blisters
Is Shingles Contagious?
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Contrary to Popular Belief, You Can Get Shingles More Than Once
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Can You Have Shingles Without a Rash?
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What Are the Potential Side Effects Of the Shingles Vaccine?
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Can Shingles Kill You?
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Shingles: Coping, Support, and Living Well