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Skin infections

Bacterial skin infections like Leprosy, Impetigo, Carbuncles, Cellulitis

Leprosy mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes. It can be treated with a combination of drugs. WHO recommends a combination of rifampicin, clofazimine, and dapsone; for patients with paucibacillary leprosy, also a combination of rifampicin and dapsone for treatment of leprosy is used.

Continental Hospitals have the best skin experts who take care of leprosy patients, which is why it is considered as the best hospital for the treatment of leprosy in Hyderabad.

Impetigo appears as red sores on the face, mostly around the nose and mouth, usually seen in children. It is usually treated by an antibiotic.

Carbuncles are boils formed under the skin at a hair follicle. It can be treated with antibiotics, pain relievers, antibacterial soaps or surgery depending on the treatment suggested by the attending dermatologist.

Cellulitis appears as a reddened and swollen area of the skin and is painful. It usually occurs on legs, but can occur in any part of the body. Mostly the treatment involves the use of antibiotics.

The consultants at Continental Hospitals have vast experience in dealing with cellulitis and its complications, hence it is the best hospital for the treatment of cellulitis in Hyderabad.

Fungal skin infections like Ringworm, Candidiasis, Fungal nail infection

Ringworm is a fungal infection caused by mold-like fungi that live on the dead tissue of skin, hair, and nails of a person and appears as a red, scaly and itchy bump. The treatment varies from person to person and includes antifungal cream, lotions or powders.

Candidiasis is caused by yeast, also known as a yeast infection. Depending on the anatomical location of the infection, treatments vary from antifungal creams to antifungal pills.

Fungal nail infection or Onychomycosis is a fungal infection that affects the fingernails or toenails because of overgrowth or fungi under or on the nail. Depending on the extent of the infection, dermatologists prescribe antifungal medication such as antifungal cream or other medication.

Viral skin infections like Shingles, Chickenpox

Shingles are caused by the virus, Herpes Zoster. It is the return of the infection caused by chickenpox, causing a painful sensation in the body followed by a rash. Antiviral treatment is recommended by dermatologists.

 Chickenpox is caused by the virus, Varicella-zoster, symptoms include red itchy skin rash with blisters on the body. It usually is seen in children, but it can occur in adults too. The virus lasts for 5-10 days, but it can be prevented by timely vaccination at an early age in children.

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