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Skin Infections

Skin infections are caused by germs like bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites. They can range in size from a small spot on the skin to the entire body surface.

The skin normally provides a barrier against infections, but sometimes germs can enter the skin through small cuts and cause an infection. Some skin infections are harmless, while others can be life threatening.

Those who play sports that involve skin-to-skin contact are more at risk of getting a skin infection, or spreading a skin infection to others.

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Questions about skin infections? Contact us.
Phone: 608-267-9003 | Fax: 608-261-4976

Last revised April 13, 2023