Infections | Belfast Skin Clinic


Fungal skin infections can cause a variety of different skin rashes and may affect skin, hair or nails. Some are red, scaly and itchy. Others may produce a fine scale, similar to dry skin. With some infections your skin may become red and sore, with pustules. Fungal rashes can sometimes be confused with other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema so it is important to have anything new or causing you discomfort, diagnosed and treated.


The skin provides a remarkably good barrier against bacterial infections. Although many bacteria come in contact with or reside on the skin, they are normally unable to establish an infection. The most common types of bacterial skin infection include, impetigo, cellulitis and folliculitis.


Skin rashes can be a reaction to a virus inside your body, or they can be an actual infection of your skin.

Examples of common viral infections include cold sore virus (herpes simplex), shingles and molluscum contagiosum.