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Skin Infections

Skin infections may sound and appear unnerving, but they can be very easily managed and prevented by following the appropriate precautions. Making small adjustments in daily life, like washing hands more frequently, can make significant differences in the likelihood of contracting an infection. Providing adequate first aid for scrapes and cuts is also crucial: washing wounds with soap and water before covering them can also greatly diminish likelihood of infection. Most important in managing skin infections, however, is recognition. See the links below for more information.

  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) The link to the left leads to a fact sheet about MRSA, a very persistent "staph" infection. It includes particularly valuable prevention tips.
  • Cellulitis Cellulitis is the medical term for a bacterial skin infection. The link to the left leads to information concerning causes, symptoms, treatment, prevention, complications, and other topics. Pay particular attention to the symptom section because, again, recognition is the key. 

 

 

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