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Viral Skin Infections
Infections are a surprisingly common occurrence on the skin, and can affect individuals at any age. At The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in Wilmington, NC, our team of board-certified dermatologists are experienced in identifying and treating all varieties of skin infections to help eliminate symptoms, minimize discomfort, and get patients back to doing the things they enjoy most.
What is a Viral Skin Infection?
Viral skin infections are a broad medical category encompassing a wide variety of conditions caused by a virus (rather than a bacteria or other organism). This type of skin infection can be a reaction from a virus inside the body (systemic infection) or an infection of the skin itself (cutaneous infection).
Viral skin infections can range from mild to severe, common to rare, and self-limited to highly contagious, depending on the type of infection.
What are Some Common Types of Viral Skin Infections?
There are many types of viral skin infections, too numerous to list here. But to help you get a better idea of what a viral skin infection is, here are some common types you’re more likely to come across:
Pictures of Viral Skin Infections
Often it’s possible to identify a particular viral skin infection based on what it looks like and where it’s located. Thus, it can be helpful to look at visible symptoms of infections. Take a look at our viral skin infection photos below to get familiar with common types.
Find Diagnosis & Treatment for Viral Skin Infections in Wilmington, NC at The Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center
Suffering from a skin rash or infection that just won’t go away? Our board-certified dermatologists are here to help. Schedule an appointment for a complete examination and treatment plan. Contact our North Carolina office at 910-782-0028 or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you find relief.