Skin Infections Specialist Near Madison Heights, MI
Are you looking for a skin infection specialist near Madison Heights, Michigan? Our skin infection specialists at Oak Park Urgent Care can evaluate, diagnose, and treat your skin infection with great effectiveness, or provide you with a referral to see a dermatologist if necessary. For more information, call us today or come to our clinic for a walk-in appointment!
Dealing with a skin infection can feel quite violating and uncomfortable, as foreign material invades your skin without your permission! Here at Oak Park Urgent Care, our doctors and skin infection specialists understand and empathize with the disagreeable experience of getting a skin infection. As such, we are happy to provide expert, thorough, and effective treatment for patients of any age who are dealing with a skin infection.
What kind of doctor treats skin infections?
For minor or basic skin infections, a primary care physician (PCP), general practitioner, or physician assistant can provide accurate diagnoses and excellent treatment and care. That said, more severe skin infections typically require the services of a dermatologist, such as psoriasis, autoimmune skin conditions, or severe cases of acne, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea. If you are unsure if you should see a general practitioner or a dermatologist for your skin infection, you can come to Oak Park Urgent Care, and one of our board-certified physicians can take a look at your skin infection to determine if we have the skill and resources available to treat the infection or if you should see a dermatologist. If your skin infection is beyond the scope of our expertise at Oak Park Urgent Care, we can provide you with a referral to a top-rated dermatologist in your area!
When should I go to the doctor for a skin infection?
While you can come to see one of our doctors at Oak Park Urgent Care for any skin infection that concerns you, regardless of how minor it may be, there are some symptoms to watch out for that warrant an urgent doctor’s appointment. These symptoms include the following:
- Blister-like sores
- Crust, fluid, or pus around the infection site
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or above
- Intense pain, especially after 48 hours
- Spreading redness or swelling
- Wound that has not healed after ten days
Depending on the specific type of skin infection, which could be bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral, our doctors at Oak Park Urgent Care can provide excellent treatment. Treatment options could include topical or oral antibiotics, over-the-counter antifungal sprays or creams, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or medicated creams. If the condition does not improve with over-the-counter medication, your doctor may write you a prescription for more potent medicine or a referral to see a dermatologist.
What does a bacterial skin infection look like?
Bacterial skin infections range from tiny spots to covering large areas of the body, depending on the specific bacterial skin infection in question and its relative severity. That said, many bacterial skin infections start as small, red, or pink bumps that gradually increase in size. As far as symptoms for bacterial skin infections go, you may experience redness, swelling, pain, or pus. Still, symptoms vary according to the particular type of bacterial skin infection you have. Bacterial skin infections occur when bacteria enter the body through cuts, hair follicles, open wounds, cracks in the skin, surgery, sunburns, scrapes, insect bites, or animal wounds. Examples of bacterial skin infections include the following:
- Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
- Wound infections
If you require skin infection treatment, our board-certified physicians at Oak Park Urgent Care can provide effective treatment and expert medical attention! We welcome you to our clinic at 24661 Coolidge Hwy in Oak Park, Michigan, for a walk-in appointment. Our doors are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.