Skin is one of the most amazing organs in the human body. While it is often hard for us to think about skin as an organ, it is in fact a key one. Skin covers and protects everything inside the body, helps to maintain the correct temperature and enables us to have the sense of touch. Skin also protects the body against infections.
However, the skin itself may become infected, which can lead to serious health problems. The term ‘serious skin infections’ includes a number of conditions such as cellulitis, impetigo and abscesses. Skin infections are a significant cause of avoidable hospitalisations throughout New Zealand.
Click here for more information about how to keep you and your family's skin healthy and preventing skin infections.