If you’re concerned about skin lumps, bumps, and rough skin patches, CK Derm can help. We are able to perform most services within our practice, including pathology, allowing for a faster, and more complete treatment focused specifically on your condition
At CK Derm, we like to make rash decisions, and do so quickly and efficiently. By specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin rashes, we can help get your skin back to healthy. While skin rashes can be challenging, we have the expertise needed to evaluate and care for your particular issue
A routine skin check is one of the easiest and most effective early skin cancer detection methods, providing CK Derm dermatology providers the opportunity to discuss any concerning skin issues.
You may not have thought about it previously but the health of your hair and nails is directly related to your skin. At CK Derm, we know hair and nails, and can help you achieve better health in both.
Bacterial & Fungal
Skin offers resistance to infection by bacteria and fungi, but sometimes infections do occur. As with all things in dermatology, the key to overcoming the infections that do occur is customized treatment based on accurate diagnosis.
Bacterial & Fungal Infection Treatment
Bacterial infections of the skin include cellulitis, impetigo, bacterial folliculitis, and various Staph infections including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Cellulitis is a bacterial infection deeper inside skin tissue while impetigo defines a crusty oozing infection of the skin surface. Bacterial folliculitis occurs around hair follicles and looks similar to acne. MRSA is a form of Staph bacteria infection that may require special antibiotic therapy. The good news is that bacterial skin infections respond readily to proper evaluation and treatment.
Skin is the front line defense against all types of germs – bacteria and fungi in particular.
Fungal skin infections are common in adolescents and adults. Dermatophyte fungus infects hair, skin, and nails and is most commonly found on feet and in the groin. It typically responds well to oral or topical antifungal medicines, especially if hair or nails are involved. Yeast and yeast-like organisms may also cause skin disorders. Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast-like organism that tends to involve the upper torso of athletic individuals, resulting in off-color velvety patches. Intertrigo is another common yeast condition that occurs in moist thick skin folds when air-drying is impaired. Yeast related skin conditions respond well to tailored anti-yeast therapy.
Bacterial and fungal skin infections are usually easy to diagnose and treat. At Medford Derm, we’re familiar with managing and treating all manner of bacterial and fungal skin infections in order to return you – and your skin – to better health.