keeping skin infections at bay

How to Keep Your Body Protected from Skin Infections

The human body is a veritable playground for a wide array of microorganisms including fungi, bacteria and viruses. While some of these microbes are harmless, a lot of them can cause serious skin conditions and infections. Some can also become life threatening when they spread into the bloodstream.

The most common skin infections are caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and group A ß-hemolytic streptococci. Herpes simplex is the most common viral skin disease while the fungi, Trichophyton rubrum, is the most prevalent cause of skin and nail infections.

Skin infections caused by microorganisms vary in appearance which may include rashes, lesions, inflammation and scaling. Apart from being unsightly, infected areas may also become very itchy and uncomfortable. Some infections are highly contagious and can spread to other areas of the body through touching or via contact with objects used by an infected person such as towels, hairbrushes and slippers.

One of the easiest ways to prevent skin infections caused by bacteria, fungi or virus is good personal hygiene. Taking a bath gets rid of harmful germs on the skin, preventing them from multiplying and becoming full-blown skin diseases. However, ordinary bath soaps may not protect you from skin infections. Use bath products that contain anti-microbial and disinfectant agents such as silver.

Silver has long been known for its ability to eliminate some of the nasty microorganisms that makes people sick. Ancient civilizations used silver to treat open wounds, and American pioneers tossed silver coins into water storage barrels to keep water fresh.

Today, silver continues to be a potent anti-microbial agent that can get rid of dangerous “superbugs” that have grown resistant to traditional antibiotics. Due to recent advances in technology, silver can now be broken down into small particles and incorporated into various products for optimum antimicrobial effect. Silver nanoparticles are common components in consumer products such as deodorants, toothpastes, and wound dressings.

ToppCock, a revolutionary line of male grooming products, uses silver nanoparticles to help keep men clean, fresh and protected from head to toe and specially in between. With products such as the Silver Man Parts Hygiene Product, All-In-One Shower Gel, HydroMax Shampoo and HydroMax Conditioner, ToppCock provides total male cleaning protection.

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