DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. Some bacteria live on normal skin and cause no harm, such as some Staphylococcus species, Corynebacterium spp. Propionibacteria live in the hair follicles of adult skin and contribute to acne.
Overview of Bacterial Skin Infections
Skin Infection: Pictures, Causes and Treatments
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Skin Infection: Types, Causes, and Treatment
Family physicians frequently treat bacterial skin infections in the office and in the hospital. Common skin infections include cellulitis, erysipelas, impetigo, folliculitis, and furuncles and carbuncles. Cellulitis is an infection of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue that has poorly demarcated borders and is usually caused by Streptococcus or Staphylococcus species.
Certain bacteria commonly live on the skin of many people without causing harm. However, these bacteria can cause skin infections if they enter the body through cuts, open wounds, or other breaks in the skin. Symptoms may include redness, swelling, pain, or pus. While many bacterial skin infections are mild and easily treatable, some can become very serious and even life threatening.