What is a Skin Infection?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and just as your internal organs can get infected, so too can your skin. Bacteria, parasites, fungi, allergens, wounds, and more can all result in different types of skin infections. Many skin infections clear up on their own or with the help of over-the-counter remedies. More severe skin infections will require medical evaluation and treatment. Certain skin infections are spread via indirect and direct contact with a sufferer — through handling items that they’ve infected or by skin-to-skin touch.