A diaper rash is common but very uncomfortable skin rash that is seen in infants. This red, painful rash thrives in warm, moist environments and may even cause the skin to be scaly, bumpy, or raw. It accounts for about 20% of all childhood visits to a dermatologist.
Scabies is not an infection. It is an infestation of microscopic mites called Sarcoptes scabiei, which can actually live on your skin for months. They reproduce on the outer layers of the skin and then burrow into it and lay eggs. This causes itching and red rashes on the skin.
Erysipelas is a skin condition similar to cellulitis, but affects only the upper layer of the skin. It was thought before that it only appears on the face but later on, doctors claim that it also appears on the arm, leg, and torso.
The body normally hosts a variety of germs, including bacteria and fungi. Some carry out normal functions, while others can cause infections when they begin to multiply uncontrollably. Candidiasis of the skin is caused by Candida fungus, one of the potentially harmful organisms in the body.
Cellulitis is a common and potentially serious bacterial infection of the dermis, or the deep layer of the skin as well as the subcutaneous tissues, or the fat and soft tissue layer that are under the skin.