Affecting millions worldwide, skin infections are conditions caused by a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. They can range from mild to severe and can affect just the surface of the skin or extend into deeper tissues. Common types of skin infections include cellulitis, impetigo, warts, ringworm, and herpes simplex. Some skin infections, like cellulitis, can spread rapidly and become serious if not treated promptly.
Dermatologists employ various diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of a skin infection. These may include physical examination, skin swabs, or biopsies, alongside laboratory tests to analyze tissue samples for the presence of specific microorganisms.
Folliculitis and Boils/Abscesses
Both scabies and lice are spread through close personal contact or the sharing of clothing, bedding, or towels.
Treatment choices depend on the type of skin infection and severity of condition.
These can range from minor surgical procedures (e.g. incision and drainage for boils or abscesses) to topical, oral or even intravenous medication. It is important to seek early medical attention for prompt diagnosis and treatment to avoid the spread and worsening of the infection, especially in those with weakened immune systems (e.g. diabetics, elderly etc.).
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We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
MBBS (S'pore) MRCP (UK) FAMS (Dermatology)
Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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101 Irrawaddy Road #16-09
Royal Square at Novena, Singapore 329565
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