Viral infections may be common, such as warts or molluscum which can be surgically removed or removed with laser. They can also present as blisters of shingles which is imperative to treat in order to prevent long-term discomfort and pain.
Bacterial infections are most often easily diagnosed with a swab of the skin, nail or mucus membrane. These infections are managed with appropriate antibiotics both orally and topically.
- Fungal Infections
Fungal infections most often affect the nails of adults and hair of children but can also affect the soles of the feet and the folds of the skin all over the body.
It is crucial the correct investigation is carried out (nail clippings, hair clippings or a blood test) to ensure the correct diagnosis.
If these conditions are not managed and treated correctly and completely, the fungal infection will continue to progress (grow) and can cause severe side effects e.g. damage to the lungs. This must be addressed immediately.