Cellulitis can occur anywhere on the body, but is most common on the
lower legs and the arms or hands. If it involves the face (erysipelas),
medical attention is urgent.
Localized skin redness or inflammation that increases in size as
the infection spreads
Tight, glossy, "stretched" appearance of the skin
Pain or tenderness of the area
Skin lesion or rash: sudden onset, usually with sharp borders, rapid
growth within the first 24 hours
Warmth over the area of redness
A carbuncle is a swollen lump or mass under the skin that often occurs
on the back of the neck, shoulders or thighs, especially in older men.
It may be the size of a pea or as large as a golf ball. The carbuncle
may be red and irritated and may hurt when touched.
Grow very fast
Have a white or yellow center
Weep, ooze, or crust
Spread to other skin areas
Cutaneous candidiasis usually occurs in warm, moist, creased areas such
as armpits and groins. Candida infection is particularly common in
individuals with diabetes, and in people who are obese. Candida can
also cause infections of the nail, referred to as onychomycosis, and
infections around the corners of the mouth, called angular cheilitis.
Symptoms of cutaneous candidiasis include:
Itching (may be intense)
Skin lesion or rash
Skin redness or inflammation
May have satellite lesions (smaller lesions next to bigger ones)
Located on the skin folds, genitals, trunk, buttocks, under the breasts,
or on other skin areas
Infection of hair follicles ("folliculitis") may have a pimple-like