Contagious Skin Diseases

Contagious diseases of the skin can be a result of bacterial, viral or fungal microorganisms and can be passed between individuals. Your skin is designed to act as a protective wall to guard against the environment. If there is an opportunity for fungus, bacteria or viruses to penetrate that protective wall, the result may be a mild to life-threatening contagious skin disease. The healthcare providers at Advanced Dermatology offer evaluations and thorough care for patients with a variety of infectious diseases.

Types of contagious skin diseases that Advanced Dermatology treats

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Chickenpox
  • Diaper Rash
  • Folliculitis (bacterial)
  • Head lice
  • Herpes simplex
  • Impetigo
  • Molluscum
  • MRSA
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Shingles
  • Thrush
  • Warts

Treatment options for contagious skin diseases

To avoid contracting and spreading contagious skin diseases, it is important to practice good hygiene. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, avoid sharing clothing, towels and hair items with others, and regularly launder your sheets and pillowcases each week. Depending on your diagnosis, your healthcare provider may treat your condition orally, topically or surgically.

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Advanced Dermatology has three locations in the Houston area including Katy, Pearland and Sugar Land. To schedule a consultation, appointment or ask us a question, click below. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Advanced Dermatology addressed my pre-cancerous skin damage as discussed/advised and to my satisfaction. I really appreciate the thoughtfulness and care Dr. Ingraham takes to explain the condition, the solution, and the precaution measures I will need to take. I always feel I'm in expert hands here as a result. Advanced honors my appointments as scheduled and the staff always seem to appreciate my business. I highly recommend these guys.” 

    Joe S. Advanced Dermatology Patient
  • “I’ve been seeing Dr. Ingraham for four years for treatment of wrinkles and aging and her touch and technique with Botox injections (and other aging treatments) is first class.”

    Jenbackupca Advanced Dermatology Patient
  • I will never go to any other dermatologist! Dr. Duncan has taken care of me for about seven years now, and she is an incredible doctor. The best thing about her is that she is an expert on making you look refreshed and younger without any signs that you have had anything done. I get Botox and filler from Dr. Duncan, and no one can believe that I am 44, or for that matter that I have had any work done. Subtlety is her specialty! [She has] a keen eye for assessing your particular needs, without pushing unnecessary treatments or products. Advanced Dermatology takes pride in their work and it shows!” 

    P.B. Advanced Dermatology Patient




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