Skin Infection


Instructions: Please pick one of the three below and research. Please contact me if you have additional questions after reading the direction:

Step 1: You will also need to complete your own research for this assignment. Some suggested sites for you to visit include:,,,

Step 2: Choose 3 of the following 3 categories (a) through (g), [and be prepared to describe and discuss each choice within the body of your paper for Step 6 (i) below]:
(a) one bacterial skin infection,
(b) one viral skin infection,
(c) one fungal skin infection,
(d) one parasitic infestation,
(e) one type of hypersensitivity or immune disorder of the skin,
(f) one type of skin cancer,
(g) one sebaceous gland disorder.

Step 3: From the 3 categories you chose in Step 2 above, NEXT choose an example of one condition from within each of those categories.
For example, if one of the 3 categories you chose is (g) sebaceous gland disorder, NEXT choose one of the following types of sebaceous gland disorders: Acne Vulgaris, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Sebaceous Cysts, or Acne Rosacea. If a second category you chose is (f) one type of skin cancer, NEXT choose one of the following types of skin cancer: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Actinic Keratosis, or Malignant Melanoma. Do similarly for the 3rd category you chose. [Be prepared to describe and discuss each example or condition within the body of your paper per Step 6 (ii) and (iii) below].

Step 4: Similar to the written assignment for Week 1, use the APA paper template for this assignment. Be sure to save your work with your name AND the name of the assignment. For example, this assignment might be saved as: JDoe_W2A1_SkinDiseasesAndTreatments.
Step 5: Write your introductory paragraph in which you discuss the main topic of the assignment.

Step 6: For the body of your paper, you will have at least 3 paragraphs (one for each …major category & condition …you chose).

Each paragraph will cover one of the major categories (a) through (g) that you chose, AND the example of the type of skin condition or disorder within that category.

Within each paragraph for Step 6, be sure to:
(i) discuss the characteristics AND causes of the major category, and
(ii) for the specific example within the category….describe the-type of condition or disorder, causes, signs and symptoms, and
(iii) -include at least one specific type of possible treatment
(include -drug name(s),
-usual dosage prescribed,
-possible side effects and/or adverse drug reactions,
-precautions and interactions).

Step 7: Conclusion. Summarize what you learned by completing this assignment. Your concluding paragraph should bring your paper full-circle…and tie back into your introduction.

Step 8: Prepare your final References page on which you cite your research sources.

Step 9: Submit your completed assignment using the link provided below.


There are different causes of diseases or infections that lead difference in severity of diseases. In this case, diseases can be caused by germs or parasites which are disease vectors. For instance, parasitic diseases are caused by disease vectors while fungal infections are caused by fungi germs. When the cause of a disease is known it becomes easy to treat it than when it is not known.

Fungal infections are caused by a germ called fungus. Fungal infections are easy to treat since fungi do not spread below the skin. Human beings despite that they fear fungal infection, have a lot of fungi that live on their skin al all time. In some cases, these fungi do not cause any problem but may change and cause infections (Richardson & Warnick, 2003). The most common fungal infections that human beings experience include; Tinea versicolor, Tinea cororis, and Jock itch among others. Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that is caused by yeast that in most cases restrains the skin. The yeasts usually reside in the stratum corneum as well as hair follicles. Some of the predisposing factors of the yeasts are; cushing’s diesese, pregnancy, malnutrition, and removal of the adrenal gland. This disease can occur at any age but commonly occurs in early adulthood and in adolescence when sebaceous glands are more active. This disease can be treated in different ways (Richardson & Warnick, 2003). One way is use of tropical antifungal medications since the yeasts restrains the top layer of the skin. This may have side effects of damaging the liver and/ or affecting the estrogen levels. Oral antifungal medications are used in case where rashes are extensive. Despite that the pathogenic yeasts are eradicated through medications, the hypopigmentation may persist for a long time until melanin is produced by the melanocytes.