Skin Infections


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The human skin

Is a vast immunological organ system that encases the entire body. What most people don't realize is that it's comprised not only of the skin but the hair & scalp and nails. There are literally thousands of pathogens that can impact the human skin. One of the most import roles the skin plays in avoiding skin infections is to act as a barricade to these outside pathogens. These invaders can be in the form of bacteria, fungus or viruses.

The average person's skin weighs almost 9 lbs., and is comprised of three separate layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue. There are two major kinds of human skin: glabrous skin, the non-hairy skin on the palms and soles, and hair-bearing skin. Within the last cited kind, the hairs are organized each with hair follicle, sebaceous gland, and an affiliated arrector pili muscle.

Common Skin Infections

Fungi can cause many kinds of skin infections. Fungal infections are persistent. The invading fungal spore prefers damp places on the human body, although they are fairly capable of infecting any part of the skin. Some typical skin infections caused by fungus are athlete's foot, jock itch, and yeast infections. Typical symptoms include persistent itching sensations, flaking of the skin, and eruptions on the skin. Without proper care they can become extremely hard to clear up.

Another very common fungal illness is ringworm. Ringworm usually infects the region of the groin where it is slightly wet, though it can infect almost all other places on the body.