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Skin Infections

Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.

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What are Skin Infections?

Skin infections can appear as welts, blisters, bumps, and blotches anywhere on the skin. They can sometimes be itchy, scaly, dry, painful, or oozing. Some skin infections may come and go, while others never seem to go away. Most skin infections are not life-threatening, but some can be caused by more serious underlying medical conditions, allergies, or internal infections. Because the skin is the largest organ of the body, when the skin becomes infected, it is detrimental to our physical and emotional health. Skin infections can vary from very mild to very serious, so if you suspect that you have one, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.

    What Causes Skin Infections?

    Skin infections need to be assessed carefully and thoroughly. It is imperative to determine the underlying cause in order to properly treat. There are several types of infections that we generally see at our practice:

    • Bacterial Skin Infections typically start in the form of red, small bumps. These bumps can spread rapidly across the body and worsen over time.
    • Viral Skin Infections are rashes caused by a virus. Different types of viral skin infections can include chickenpox, molluscum contagiosumwarts, shingles, and more.
    • Fungal Skin Infections are caused by a fungus and can include athlete's foot, yeast infections, nail disorders, ringworm, and more.

    What Skin Infection Treatments are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?

    Factors such as age, location, severity, and previous therapy may guide treatment decisions. The expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will help you choose which treatments are best for skin infections as well as review the risks and benefits. Options include:

    • Oral and topical prescription medications
    • Laboratory testing
    • Skin biopsy

    Am I a Good Candidate for Skin Infection Treatments?

    If you have a skin infection or are worried that you may have one, we encourage you to to schedule an appointment with one of the expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology to discuss your unique concerns.

    The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.