by Bruce E. Ruben MD
Part 2 in a series on infection management
For Part 1, click here
Our skin is our largest organ and performs a myriad of functions, including pain sensation, pressure sensitivity, temperature regulation and water conservation.
The skin is also our first line of defense against our physical and microbial environment. And although sheets and sheets of bacteria live harmoniously on the skin, it is still impenetrable to even the smallest protein molecules. Note: that's great information for the next time you purchase anti-wrinkle products that claim to get below the skin.