Infected Skin

Skin infections arise when pathogens such as bacteria, fungi and viruses are able to penetrate the skin and spread. Both harmful and healthful microorganisms live peacefully in the microbiome of a healthy skin and they exist in balance with the skin barrier without causing  skin infections. However, once the balance between the skin microbiome and the skin barrier is disrupted for instance by an overgrowth of infectious microorganisms and a cut or burn on the skin, the skin barrier weakens and you become more open to skin infections.

Fungal infections

Fungal infections are one common type of skin infections and they include athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm and yeast infections. In athlete’s foot syndrome, for instance, the fungus overgrows in a moist and warm environment like shoes and socks. It frequently appears on the base of your feet and between your toes, where it's warm and moist. Fungal infections are usually characterized by skin itching, cracking, burning or a break down of your skin.

In the human body, there exist many sorts of fungus. One resistant type is called candida. When the environment is suitable for it to grow out of control, this yeast-like fungus causes many types of skin infections including yeast infection and candidiasis. Therefore, for an effective treatment, such microorganisms’ overgrowth should be controlled and they need to be deterred without harming your skin.

Bacterial infections

As its name implies, those types of skin infections are caused by bacteria. A staph infection, in particular, is brought about a staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria. Staph infection typically begins with a bit or cut, that gets infected with staph. The types of bacterial infections range from cellulitis and impetigo to antibiotic resistant infections. Regardless of types of skin infections, a common preventive and treatment approach should include proper sanitizing products to keep your skin hygienic for a certain period of time without any skin sensitization. Most occasions, an over-the-counter cream could easily ward off skin infections and staph infection in particular.

Sanitizing creams for skin infections

There are many skin cleaning creams in the market. But which one to choose? Generally speaking, creams with harsh ingredients would make your skin infection worse as they would additionally damage your skin. So, it is better to be aware of its ingredients and prefer mild sanitation products that can help you to disinfect your skin gently. Propolis is known to have fungicidal and bactericidal properties. Hence, included in formula of a sanitizing cream, propolis can boost its disinfection effect along with other chemical ingredients. But it is equally to keep in mind that your broken skin barrier in skin infections should also be supported by vital skin barrier elements like moisture. It would therefore be logical to prefer creams that cleans your skin while binding other essential ingredients to your skin.

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