Skin Infections Treatment Specialist Q&A

Skin Infections Treatment Specialist Q&A

Minit Medical Urgent Care offers comprehensive treatment for various types of skin infections. For more information, please call us or book an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Kahului HI, Kihei HI, and Lahaina HI.

Skin Infections Treatment Specialist Near Me in Kahului HI, Kihei HI, and Lahaina HI
Skin Infections Treatment Specialist Near Me in Kahului HI, Kihei HI, and Lahaina HI

Table of Contents:

What are the 4 types of skin infections?
What do skin infections look like?
What causes skin infections?

Minit Medical Urgent Care, located in several convenient locations across Maui, is proud to provide efficient, affordable, and high-quality urgent care services. Our clinics are equipped with the technology, resources, and highly trained medical professionals needed to offer the best care possible. We treat non life threatening conditions including the stomach flu, eye infections, sports injuries, migraines, minor burns, and more. One reason our patients may need to seek care at Minit Medical is for skin infections. Skin infections can be uncomfortable and painful without proper treatment. Fortunately Minit Medical Urgent Care can help! For more information on skin infection treatment specialists in Maui, Hawaii, please continue reading this informative Q&A.

What are the 4 types of skin infections?


Did you know that your skin is designed to help prevent infections from entering your body? As the largest and most protective organ of your body, the skin acts as a powerful barrier against dangerous microbes. Unfortunately, sometimes the skin itself can become infected. There are 4 major types of skin infections:

Bacterial Skin Infections
Bacterial skin infections such as cellulitis, impetigo, leprosy, and boils, are caused by bacteria that enters the body through the skin. They typically go away easily with prescribed typical antibiotics.

Viral Skin Infections
Shingles, warts, measles, chickenpox, molluscum contagiosum, and hand, foot, and mouth disease are all examples of viral skin infections. These types of infections can range from mild to severe; however, when treated in a timely manner, they will often clear up fairly easily. If you begin to experience symptoms of a viral skin infection, it’s best to seek care before symptoms worsen and become more uncomfortable.

Fungal Skin Infections
Fungal infections can occur in moist and dark parts of the body. Common fungal skin infections include athlete’s foot, oral thrush, diaper rash, yeast infection, and ringworm. These types of infections can be treated with topical antifungal drugs such as creams, lotions, and gels.

Parasitic Skin Infections
Parasitic skin infections are caused by little creatures including lice, scabies, and bedbugs. These infections can be extremely irritating and itchy which is why going to see a medical professional is important. These types of infections when left untreated can enter into the bloodstream and major organs.

What do skin infections look like?


Skin infections will look slightly different depending on which specific type you have. You can tell you have a skin infection if you experience any of the following symptoms:

– A cut that has pus or fluids coming out of it
– Sores
– Blisters
– Fever
– Swelling in infected area
– Yellowish crust on top of cuts, scrapes, or blisters
– A red streak leading to your heart
– Redness
– Itchiness
– Tingling, pain, tenderness
– An open wound that isn’t healing in the appropriate time
– Necrotic looking skin

These symptoms will dissipate and the skin infection will clear as long as you get the proper treatment. Skin infections can be treated through topical antibiotics, intravenous antibiotics, antifungal sprays, creams, anti-inflammatory medications, antihistamines, ointments, and simple cold compresses.

What causes skin infections?


Skin infections can be caused by certain bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Your healthcare provider will be able to identify the cause of your skin infection by conducting a careful, thorough physical examination. The best way to stop the spread of skin infections is frequently washing your hands and arms.

If you are experiencing any symptoms or signs of a skin infection, schedule an appointment with Minit Medical Urgent Care by giving us a call or coming directly to the clinic. There is no appointment necessary to get same-day care. Our team would love to help you get back to your normal healthy self as fast and efficiently as we can. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and help give you the treatment you deserve! We serve patients from Lahaina HI, Kahului HI, Kihei HI, Launiupoko HI, Olowalu Hi, Wailuku HI, Kula HI, Makawao HI, Paia HI, Wailea HI, Haiku HI and Waihee-Waiehu HI.

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