Skin Infections After Graft Surgery

Skin infections are extremely popular and easy to get nowadays, and that is why I have decided to provide you with the most relevant information on how to prevent this problem writing this informative article. I am not a doctor, however, I have investigated about the topic and so I will be able to give you a general idea of how the skin can get damaged very easily just with an infection.

My mom once got bacterial skin infection from the air, and her hand started hurting and swelling all of a sudden, requiring hospitalization and a lot of medication. We got so scared since we were informed about the risks of having such bacteria inside her body. Skin bacteria infections can cause diseases much more complicated or serious, or even death, since the bacteria enters the body and starts damaging cells, tissues, organs and therefore, systems.

Some of the most common types of skin infections are: cellulitis (bacterial infection of the deeper levels of the skin, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue), folliculitis (infection in the hair follicles located over your skin), carbuncle (a set of multiple contaminated hair follicles) and hydradenitis suppurativa, just to mention some. The list is vast, because there are many bacteria types that people suffer nowadays all over the world, but there is skin infectio treatment to all of them. Cellulitis, for instance, is a spreading bacterial skin problems of cells and tissues under the skin, and it usually begins as smalls area of softness, swelling, and redness. Cellulitis might occur anywhere on the body, but the leg is the most common site of the infection (near the tibia bone).

The greater part of cases of Cellulitis is caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria, so the only way of preventing them is by following standard hygienic procedures and using antibacterial products. Cellulitis can be caused by a lot of other types of bacteria, and in children under 6 years of age, Hemophilus influenzae bacteria can cause Cellulitis, particularly on the face, arms, and upper torso. When it comes to diagnosis, doctors must be very careful so they can determine if whether or not a patient has Cellulitis or something else, so that he can prescribe medication or treatment to those who really need it. Commonly used treatments for Cellulitis are antibiotics, like derivatives of penicillin or others that are effective against the responsible bacteria.

If the bacterium is resistant to the antibiotics or if the patient is allergic to penicillin, another appropriate antibiotic can be used instead, and usually they can be applied through injections at the nearest hospital. In order to prescribe treatment for skin problems like these, physicians choose a treatment based upon many factors, including the location and area of the infection, the type of bacteria that caused the infection, and the overall health condition of the patient (HIV, diabetes patients have special requirements, for instance). The best thing you can do right now is following prevention: protect yourself from skin infections bacteria by washing your hands using soap and water, using protectors for public toilets).

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