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Skin Infections

Skin infections are incredibly common and can often be addressed at home. However, seeking the care of a dermatologist can accelerate the healing of your infection and reduce discomfort. Goodman Dermatology offers skin infection treatments to patients in Roswell, Marietta / East Cobb, Woodstock and Dawsonville, Georgia.

What Are Skin Infections?

Skin infections are conditions caused by bacteria, viruses, fungus, and other skin irritants. There are many common skin infections out there, meaning that many patients can expect to have to deal with them at some point in their lifetime.

Skin infections are often short-lived, which means they can occasionally be treated at home. However, when symptoms are severe or long-lasting, a dermatologist can help you find relief. Fortunately, these skin infections can often be effectively cured with the right treatment techniques. Goodman Dermatology is proud to offer you the personalized care that will help you overcome your skin infection.

How Much Does Treatment for Skin Infections Cost?

The cost of your skin infection treatment will vary depending on the treatment techniques used. At Goodman Dermatology, we understand that each patient is entirely unique. With different skin types, cosmetic features and treatment needs, each patient deserves a personalized treatment that is designed with them in mind. For these reasons, we are not able to provide an exact cost for treatment until we have the opportunity to assess your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment plan.

During your consultation, we will discuss your needs and treatment goals in order to determine your treatment plan and inform you of the cost of your skin infection treatment. To make our treatments more affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing options through CareCredit®.

What Treatment Options Are Available for Skin Infections?

The treatment option that we recommend for your skin infection will depend on many factors. At Goodman Dermatology, we specialize in many advanced skin care techniques and offer a full range of skin care products that can be customized to your skin type. However, treatment always begins with a visual assessment and diagnosis of the skin. Then, we will be able to recommend a treatment for the following skin infections:

 

  • Abcess
    • An abcess is a pocket of pus that collects beneath the skin. They may cause discomfort and swelling of the skin in the affected area.
  • Athlete’s Foot
    • Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that causes itchy and painful rashes to develop on the foot. Treatment often involves topical medications.
  • Boils
    • A boil is a pus-filled bump that is typically caused by an infected or inflamed hair follicle. It can become painful, but can also be treated at home.
  • Candidiasis
    • This is a fungal yeast infection that commonly affects the mouth. It can lead to white patches in the mouth, tongue and throat.
  • Cellulitis
    • Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that produces red, swelling skin. This infection can spread quickly and most often affects the legs.
  • Chicken Pox
    • Chicken pox is a common infection that typically affects children. It causes itchy, blistery rashes to form all over the skin.
  • Condyloma (HPV, Warts)
    • This is the growth of wart-like symptoms that develops around the genitals and anus. It is a sexually-transmitted HPV infection.
  • Erysipelas
    • Erysipelas is a form of cellulitis that tends to affect the surfaces of the skin more than the deeper layers. It spreads quickly and can cause redness, burning, and pain.
  • Folliculitis
    • This is the inflammation of hair follicles, causing swelling and pain. It may be more common in patients with acne or those who shave frequently.
  • Granuloma
    • Granuloma is the growth of tissue in response to infection and inflammation.
  • Herpes Simplex Virus
    • Herpes can cause sores on the mouth and genitals, and is one of the most common STDs.
  • Impetigo
    • This condition is also called school sores, due to its prevalence among children. It causes red bumps on the mouth, face, hands, and feet.
  • Jock Itch
    • Jock itch is a fungal infection that affects the genitals and buttocks. It causes itchy, red rashes.
  • Lyme Disease
    • Lyme disease is an infection caused by a tick-carried virus. It can cause flu-like symptoms and a rash at the site of the tick bite.
  • Nail Fungus
    • This is a fungal infection that can cause the nails to weaken and crumble. They can also become yellowish or otherwise discolored.
  • Ringworm
    • Ringworm is a highly contagious infection that is often accompanied by red, itchy patches. When the scalp is affected, it may cause bald spots.
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
    • Like Lyme disease, this condition is caused by a tick bite. In addition to a rash, it can cause high fever and vomiting.
  • Scabies
    • Scabies is a very itchy condition caused by small mites burrowing into the skin. It is contagious and can last for months if left untreated.
  • Shingles
    • Shingles is a viral infection that reactivates the chicken pox virus. It causes a painful rash.
  • Staph Aureus
    • Often referred to simply as staph, this bacterial infection commonly effects the nose and skin. The symptoms may resemble acne.
  • Tinea Versicolor
    • This fungal infection causes discolored patches of the skin to develop. It is not contagious, but symptoms can last for months if left untreated.
  • Yeast Infections
    • A yeast infection affects the vaginal region, and affects most women during their lifetime. Topical creams and oral medications can quickly alleviate the infection.

Are There Any Side Effects After Skin Infection Treatments?

The side effects from your skin infection treatment will depend on the treatment technique used. However, the treatments we offer at Goodman Dermatology are generally well-received by patients and cause brief, minimal side effects.

Is There Any Downtime Required After Skin Infection Treatment?

The downtime required after your skin infection treatment will depend on the treatment performed. However, most of our skin infection treatments require no downtime, allowing you to return to work and all other activities immediately following your appointment.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect After Skin Infection Treatment?

The goal of skin infection treatments is to eliminate the symptoms caused by your skin infection and completely cure it if possible. Some results may be immediate, while some may develop gradually in the weeks and months following your treatment. This will all depend on the treatment techniques used, which we will discuss at length during your consultation.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation at Goodman Dermatology and find a solution to your skin infection. We welcome patients from Johns Creek, Jasper, Canton, and the neighboring cities of North Atlanta.

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