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Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

Bacterial Skin Infections in Children

The skin is the body's first barrier against bacteria that cause infections. Even though many bacteria live on the surface of our skin, healthy skin can usually protect us from infection. Bacterial skin infections can affect a small spot or may spread, affecting a large area. They can range from a treatable infection to a life-threatening skin condition.

Many types of bacterial skin infections require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Impetigo

Cellulitis

Scarlet Fever

Folliculitis, Boils, Carbuncles

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

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Infecciones Bacterianas de la Piel
Dermatology
Dr. Judith Williams

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.