BACTERIAL INFECTIONS
 

bacterial infections

Bacterial skin infections are very common, and they can range from merely annoying to deadly. Most bacterial infections of the skin are caused by two bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and a form of Streptococcus.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infection Risk

There are groups of people who are at higher risk of developing a MRSA infection and there are risk factors that can increase a person's risk of getting infected. Find out who is at a higher risk and what situations lead to a higher risk of developing a MRSA infection. Read More...

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria that is resistant to the usual antibiotics that kill S. aureus. Find out more about MRSA infections including how Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections are diagnosed and treated. Read More...

Common acterial Skin Infections

Bacterial skin infections are very common, and they can range from merely annoying to deadly. Most bacterial infections of the skin are caused by two bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and a form of Streptococcus. Do you have a rash that you think might be caused by a bacteria? Here you'll find a list of the most common bacterial skin infections.

Cellulitis Bacterial Infection on Skin

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deeper layers of the skin. Find out how Cellulitis Skin infection looks like and how Cellulitis infection is treated. Read More...

 

Erysipelas - St. Anthony's Fire Infection on Skin

Erysipelas, also known as St. Anthony's Fire, is an intensely red. Erysipelas bacterial infection that occurs on the face and lower extremities. Read More...

Folliculits Infection on Skin

Folliculits is Bacterial skin infections are common and self-limited. Read More...

 

Furuncles Bacterial Infection on Skin

A furuncle is a collection of carbuncles. This article describes the difference between several types of bacterial skin infections and how they are treated. Read More...

Hot Tub Folliculitis

Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by contact with contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. Find out more about what this Hot tub folliculitis rash looks like and how it is treated. Read More...

 

Carbuncles Bacterial Infection on Skin

A carbuncle, or boil, is a bacterial infection of the skin that may or may not have pus. Carbuncle is a collection of multiple infected hair follicles. Find out more about what a carbuncle looks like and how it's treated. Read More...

Impetigo

Impetigo is a superficial skin infection that affects many children and adults. Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection. Learn more about what causes impetigo and how it is treated. Read More...

 

Erythrasma

Erythrasma is a Bacterial skin infection that is often confused with jock itch. Find out more about erythrasma and how you can tell it apart from jock itch. Read More...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This bacterial infection of sweat glands can be debilitating. This article from the Dermatology Channel gives good information about Hidradenitis Suppurativa disease. Read More...

 

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - RMSF

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a potentially fatal bacterial disease transmitted by a tick. Find out more about what causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever and how it is treated. Read More...

Cutaneous Anthrax

The rash caused by cutaneous anthrax is fatal in less than 1% of cases treated with antibiotics. Find out more about what this rash looks like and why some people get this less serious form of anthrax. Read More...

 

Botulism

Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. The CDC has designated Clostridium botulinum as a Category A bioterrorism threat. Find out more about Botulism potentially fatal disease. Read More...

Plague

Plague has been classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Category A bioterrorism threat. Find out more about this disease that has tormented mankind for centuries. Read More...

 

Tularemia

Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever, is a disease that could pose a threat to the United States in the event of a biological attack. Find out more about the many forms of Tularemia disease and how Tularemia are treated. Read More...

Skin Abscesses

An abscess is a bacterial infection of the skin that is filled with pus. This article explains about Bacterial Infections and Skin Abscess or Skin Boil formation. Read More...

 

Cat Scratch Disease

Cat scratch disease, also known as cat scratch fever, is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by a bacteria in cat saliva. Read More...

Cuts, Scrapes, and Stitches - Avoiding Bacterial Infections

Good information about how to prevent bacterial infections from cuts, scrapes, and stitches. Read More...

 

Dog Bites and Cat Bites - Preventing Bacterial Infections

Information from Your Family Doctor about what to do to prevent a bacterial infection if you get bit by a dog or cat. Read More...

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