Your skin stays exposed to all kinds of germs and harmful pollutants. It remains most vulnerable to injury, leading to infections. The soft tissues underneath can also easily get contaminated. At Infectious Disease Center, Hyderabad, you can find a cure for all kinds of infections ranging from a tiny pimple to a severe staph infection.
What Causes Skin And Soft Tissue Infection?
Any injury, even as small as a needle prick or a small rash, can be attacked by germs from outside the body. Anytime a pathogen sets upon broken skin, you get an infection. You are aware of all the factors that give you an injury. What you need to know here is that who are more prone to such infections.Take extra caution if you belong to the following groups of people:Diabetic
- Workers at an animal shelter
- Healthcare professional
- HIV infected
- Children & elderly
People already suffering/recovering from an illness
How Can You Tell If Your Skin And Soft Tissues Are Infected?
For every infection in your skin and soft tissue, there will be visible symptoms. Consult a skin doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Unusual warmth
- Redness and pain
- Pus or pus-like discharge
- Inflammation or pimple-like bumps
These symptoms can spread if left untreated. You may develop a fever as well. If the infection is carried inside your body through your bloodstream, you can face other serious health issues.
Skin and soft tissue infections can be prevented to a large extent by maintaining general hygiene, taking medicines properly if you are taking any treatment, and by maintaining a strong immunity through proper diet and regular exercise.
How Are Skin And Soft Tissues Infections Treated?
Skin and soft tissue infections are diagnosed via physical test, blood test, and other tissue culture tests. Once the nature of the pathogen is identified, an antibiotic course starts. For minor infections, a topical cream can be enough. But for more severe infections, oral pills or IV can be used. If the infection seems to have damaged some tissue, a surgical debridement is used to remove them. Post that, a strong course of antibiotic starts.When it comes to treating infections, there are two most important factors:
- You must complete the entire course of antibiotics even if the infection has apparently gone away. Otherwise, you may become antibiotic-resistant and the infection may resurface worse than before.
- At all times, you must keep the area clean, dry and away from sunlight, harmful chemicals, and pollutants. Change the dressing as advised.
During the treatment, if you feel that anything is not going the way as expected, consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
Treatment For Skin And Soft Tissues Infection
Treatment for such infections require highly customized care based on the nature and extent of infection and also, based on the lifestyle, dietary preferences, professional life, etc. of the patient. At Infectious Disease Center, we consider the different requirements of each patient and make a treatment plan which will benefit the patient the fastest.