What Are Skin Infections?
Skin infections can occur anywhere on the body as a result of viruses, bacteria, or fungi that penetrate the skin. At Lawrence Family Practice Center, our experienced team treats common skin infections, including impetigo, staph infection, molluscum contagiosum, shingles, and tinea infections (like Athlete's foot, jock itch, or ringworm). Symptoms of skin infections include:
- Red rash
- Persistent skin itching
- Blistering sores
- Pain and swelling
- Oozing, crusty sores
- Scaly patches
Our doctors regularly care for patients of all ages during urgent care visits in Lawrence, KS. If you need prompt care to clear up a skin infection, we encourage you to contact our team to schedule an appointment.
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How Are Skin Infections Treated?
Skin infections can vary widely in type and symptoms, and they can affect people differently. It's important to visit a trained medical specialist to receive a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment for skin conditions. Within a private treatment room, one of our skilled doctors will examine your skin and learn about your symptoms. A skin culture is often performed by collecting a sample in order to determine the type of infection. Depending on your specific condition, we may prescribe oral antibiotics or antifungal creams, as well as topical corticosteroids to reduce inflammation and itching. With proper treatment, skin infections often begin to improve within about three days while full healing could take 1 – 2 weeks.
Receive Prompt Treatment
If you have noticed unusual changes to your skin, you may want to receive a diagnosis from a medical professional. The highly trained physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center provide effective solutions to treat many types of skin infections. At our office in Lawrence, KS, we offer same-day appointments and accept most types of insurance.