Causes Of Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Skin Infections, Symptoms & Prevention Tips

How To Protect Your Skin From Infections. In this natural health videos, we are going
to explore common causes of skin infections, prevention tips and signs to watch out for. If you have not subscribe to this channel,
consider subscribing now using the subscribe button and the bell icon. What To Expect In This Video. 1. Causes Of Skin Infections. 2. Symptoms Of Skin Infections. 3. How To Prevent Skin Infections. Causes of skin infections. There are various types of skin infections
which arise due to different causes. According to the type of infection, the following
are the major causes of skin infections. � Bacteria. Many skin infections are as a result of bacterial
activity in the body. Infections of this type usually occur when
there is an opening in the skin, like a cut or wound. Examples of bacterial skin infections are
leprosy and cellulitis. And while having a wound or cut does not necessarily
mean that someone will get a skin infection, it, however, increases the risk of developing
one. � Virus. Skin infections can also be caused by a virus. Most viral skin infections are caused by viruses
from these three groups; herpes, poxvirus, and HPV (human papillomavirus). Examples of skin infections caused by a virus
include warts, chickenpox, and measles. � Fungi. A fungus may also be the cause of a skin infection. Fungal skin infections may arise due to lifestyle
and type of environment. Since fungi thrive in warm and wet areas,
living in such environments or exposing the body to such factors can increase the risk
of developing a fungal skin infection. Ringworm and candidiasis are examples of fungal
skin infections. � Parasites. Parasites such as insects can also be responsible
for skin infection. Here, the parasitic insect or organism enters
the skin of a human host and lays its eggs there. From there, the deposits of the insect begin
to cause symptoms. An example of skin infection caused by parasites
is scabies caused by the human itch mite (Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis). Apart from the aforementioned causes, a compromised
immune system also makes it easy for a person to get a skin infection. Common signs and symptoms of most skin infections. Some of the common signs and symptoms of most
skin infections include. � Rash on the skin. � Blisters. � Redness of the skin. � Itchy skin. � Scaly skin. � Bumps or swelling with pus. � Skin lesions. � Skin discoloration. � Ulcers. � Fever. � Pimple on the skin. � Dryness of skin. � Overproduction of sebum leading to oily
skin. How To Prevent Skin Infections. The fact that most skin infections are contagious
(i.e they can transmitted via contact or use of infected items) means that they can also
be prevented. Here are some useful tips which you should
consider if you want to prevent contracting any skin infection. � Do not use items used by people who have
a skin infection. � Avoid sharing your personal items, such
as clothes or bed sheets. � Regularly wash your hands with soap and
water to get rid of germs. � Avoid skin contact with a person infected
with a skin disease. � Ensure to keep your items clean. � Eat healthy foods. � Eliminate Stress .
� Get enough rest and drink lots of water. � Get vaccinated, especially before going
to an area where a skin infection is endemic. For more motivational and natural health videos,
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