Skin Infections

Herpes
Enfermedades de transmisión sexual

Definition and Causes

Skin infections are a very broad group of conditions that can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. In fact, there are frequent conditions seen in dermatology. These conditions are: herpes simplex, herpes zoster, impetigo, abscesses, folliculitis, nail, foot or head fungus, scabies, and head lice, among many others.

Signs and Symptoms

Depending on the condition OF the clinical manifestations that may occur with skin infections. When in doubt, it is recommended to go for a check-up with your dermatologist and not self-medicate, as this can make it worse.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A culture EXAMINATION can be performed FROM A SKIN SAMPLE to accurately determine the microorganism causing the condition and to be able to give a targeted treatment. For some viral infections, additional studies are not necessary to initiate treatment. 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Enfermedades de transmisión sexual
Enfermedades de transmisión sexual

Definition and Causes

STDs are a diverse group of diseases caused by viruses or bacteria that share the characteristic of being transmitted through sexual contact. Among the most common diseases are gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, HPV, and AIDS, among others. 

Signs and Symptoms

The manifestations vary greatly among each of the diseases, some may even be asymptomatic. They may manifest with ulcers on the genitals, vaginal or urethral discharge, burning or itching, blisters, or swollen lymph nodes in the groin. 

Diagnosis

The methods for establishing A diagnosis vary among each of the STDs. They may range from a culture of the ulcer or discharge to blood tests to detect the presence of the microorganism or antibodies. 

Prevention

It is of utmost importance to use condoms to prevent these skin infections, and self-examination to detect any signs suggesting the presence of an STD at an early stage. In this case, go as soon as possible to a dermatologist, gynecologist, or urologist for examination

Treatment

It is quite variable and is directed to the infectious agent causing each STD, the important thing is that currently there are medications available for each one of them. 

Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses 

Hongos en la piel
Hongos en la piel

Definition and Causes

They are a very broad group of microorganisms that can cause different conditions. These skin infections are treated by a specialized dermatologist and are commonly the following: impetigo, abscesses, folliculitis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, chickenpox, measles, rubella, candidiasis, nail, foot, or head fungus, among many others. 

Signs and Symptoms

The clinical manifestations are varied and depend on each condition. In case of UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE EXACT disease, it is recommended to go to the doctor for a check-up and not self-medicate, as this can make it worse. 

Diagnosis and Treatment

A culture may be requested to determine the exact microorganism causing the condition and to be able to give a targeted treatment. In most viral infections it is not necessary to request additional studies to initiate treatment.