How to manage infected eczema

Red, itchy and inflamed skin is a well-known symptom of what's generally called eczema. While there are a variety of conditions described in this way, the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Occasionally, complications develop and the skin becomes infected. When this happens, there are a number of treatment options available. Consult your doctor or medical practitioner if you have any questions regarding your eczema treatment plan, but in the meantime, here are some things you'll want to know about the condition. When eczema becomes infected, there are a variety of treatments.  What causes an eczema skin infection? According to the National Eczema Society, bacteria, fungus and virus can all cause infection in eczema. Unfortunately, infection can make the eczema worse and lead to more difficult treatment. Medical News Today explains that there are different sources for these three types of infections: Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria present on the skin of virtually all people with eczema. Weeping or broken skin is particularly susceptible to staph bacteria, and once the infection takes hold the eczema can spread more rapidly. Fungal infections like ringworm can also be found on various parts of the body, usually seen as isolated patches. When it occurs between the toes, it's known as athlete's foot. The National Eczema Society says that candida or thrush, another type, is a yeast infection that thrives in warm, moist skin folds....
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

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