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Your skin helps protect you from germs, but sometimes it can get infected by them. Some common types of skin infections are:

  • Bacterial: Cellulitis and impetigo. Staphylococcal infections can also affect the skin.
  • Viral: Shingles, warts, and herpes simplex
  • Fungal: Athlete?s foot and yeast infections
  • Parasitic: Body lice, head lice, and scabies

Treatment of skin infections depends on the cause.

Click here for more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/skininfections.html

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