A young Latina woman winces as she scratches a red patch of skin on her arm.
Skin, the body’s largest organ, is our primary barrier against many external threats. When it’s breached by microorganisms, skin infections can arise, leading to a range of symptoms from mild rashes to warts to severe pain. At Valley View Dermatology, our priority is to promptly identify and treat these infections, restoring the health and integrity of your skin.

About the condition 

What is a skin infection?

Skin infections occur when harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, or parasites, penetrate the skin’s defenses and multiply. Depending on the type and severity, skin infections can manifest in various ways, including redness, swelling, itching, and pus-filled lesions. There are several common types of skin infections, including cellulitis, impetigo, fungal infections, and warts.

Symptoms of skin infections may include:

  • Redness or inflammation
  • Itchiness or burning sensation
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Pus or discharge
  • Blisters or ulcers

When should I see a dermatologist about skin infections?

If you suspect you have a skin infection, especially if it’s spreading rapidly or accompanied by fever, it’s essential to consult a dermatologist. Timely intervention can prevent complications and ensure effective treatment. Our team at Valley View Dermatology is equipped to provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive care for all skin infections.


The doctors and staff at Valley View Dermatology are warm and caring people who I look forward to seeing again every time I go.
– J.C.

Schedule an appointment

Don’t let skin infections disrupt your daily life or compromise your well-being. Reach out today, and we will guide you on the path to healthy skin. Schedule an appointment at your preferred clinic location.

Call 971-374-2150