It’s amazing how much we take our health for granted, particularly when it comes to our skin. It’s the most exposed single structure of our bodies, meant to serve as protection to everything we keep inside. Our skin is host to many unique and distinct bacterial species, and susceptible to exposure to even more. This can result in infection, especially in poorly maintained environments, minor trauma, preexisting previous skin disease, poor hygiene, and, quite rarely, impaired host immunity.
One superficial skin infection caused by S. aureus and S. pyogenes is called Impetigo. This can occur on the face and extremities as well as other places of the body. Kristin Walker M.D. can help diagnose your skin disorder or infection and give you a wide array of treatment options. From there, we can determine the route of treatment that suits your individual needs, a treatment that you find most comfortable.