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What does a bacterial infection on the skin feel like? Itchy, painful?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Skin infection
A bacterial infection usually makes you noticeably sick.
The immune system revs up to fight offending bacteria. This often causes fever, as well as swelling, discharge and pain in the affected area.

In brief: Skin infection
A bacterial infection usually makes you noticeably sick.
The immune system revs up to fight offending bacteria. This often causes fever, as well as swelling, discharge and pain in the affected area.
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