There are there are many different types of skin infections. Some are more serious than others and require medications, some will go away on there own. Bacterial, Viral and Fungal infections can all be addressed with one of our providers, let us know if you suspect you are suffering from an infection of any kind.
Tinea Versicolor- Is a common fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. Appearing as small scaly spots and is sometimes scaly on the chest, shoulders, back and upper arms. Tinea Versicolor is not contagious and can be treated with topicals and/or oral medications.
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)- Anyone that has had chicken pox can develop Shingles because it is caused by the same virus. Shingles is known for being a painful condition. Although its unclear why the virus “reactivates” people over 50 who have an illness, trauma, or increased stress are more at risk. Shingles typically clears on its own after several weeks, treatment includes oral antiviral medications (if diagnosed within 72 hours) and management of pain/discomfort.