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  • Title: Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: .. Subscribe via RSS.. Bacterial Infection.. Bacterial Infection Information.. What is a Bacterial Infection?.. by.. Shenron.. Bacteria are microscopic single celled organisms that are found almost everywhere, from the deepest ocean trenches to the highest peaks, as well as acidic hot springs and even inside radioactive waster, and being so small, they can also inhabit our bodies without our knowledge.. A bacterial infection is described as an imbalance of bacteria that cause harm to our bodies.. One of the smallest microorganisms, a single gram of soil can contain as many as 40 million bacterial cells, but they are not all dangerous, in fact we couldn t survive without bacteria in our digestive systems to help break down our food, or bacteria on our skin to help clean our pores allowing us to absorb beneficial minerals and vitamins from the suns rays.. In most cases,.. bacterial infection.. can be treated successfully thru antibiotics taken over an extended period of time, sometimes only a few days, but often several weeks.. Most bacterial infections are localized to a single area of the body, and are characterized by local pain and some swelling.. Infectious bacteria produce toxins which damage surrounding cells, the human immune system is often not capable fighting this, thus requiring medical intervention in the form of antibacterial medication.. Bacteria that are harmful to humans are known as pathogens.. Untreated.. bacterial  ...   pain and swelling.. Tuberculosis, a particularly unpleasant infection of the lungs, sadly still kills more than 2 million people in Africa every year.. Salmonella, strep throat, cholera, gonorrhea, and syphilis are some of the.. most commonly known bacterial diseases.. that affect humans.. Many common ailments such as a sore stomach can easily be misdiagnosed if they go away after a few days, but in many cases food poisoning may be the cause, perhaps from Salmonella or Escherichia coli (E.. coli).. Eating out in restaurants where food-handling staff do not follow proper personal hygiene standards are a common cause of E.. coli.. Because bacteria are living organisms they can survive on furniture, doorknobs, escalator handrails etc without risk of perishing, making it very easy for bacterial infections to spread.. Modern commuter style living and global transport being so readily available allows contagious bacterial infections to quickly jump population groups and outpace.. medical treatment.. regimes.. Proper cleaning of household items, bed linen, pet sleeping areas, making sure to get into hard to clean areas should be part of the homemakers regular cleaning regime if bacterial infections are prevalent.. February 17, 2009.. 2 Comments.. Previous Entries.. Recent Posts.. Bacterial Infection Symptoms.. Intestinal Bacterial Infection.. Bacterial Staph Infection.. Bacterial Skin Infections.. Common Bacterial Infections.. Bacterial Infection vs Viral Infection.. Bacterial Infection Treatment.. Causes of Bacterial Infections.. Bacterial Vaginosis Infection.. Privacy Policy.. -.. Contact Us..

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  • Title: What is a Bacterial Infection? | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: Random Posts.. 2 comments.. 1.. Bacterial Infection Symptoms | Bacterial Infection.. { 02.. 17.. 09 at 4:41 pm }.. [.. ] Bacterial Infection Bacterial Infection Information What is a Bacterial Infection? [.. ].. 2.. Causes of Bacterial Infections | Bacterial Infection.. 09 at 4:50 pm }.. ] actual causes of bacterial infections obviously depend on the specific bacterium at work, but identification can only be carried out in a [.. Leave a Comment.. Name.. E-mail.. Website..

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  • Title: Bacterial Infection vs Viral Infection | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: A common misconception amongst lay people is that bacterial and viral infections are the same, that in fact one is just another term meaning the other.. This erroneous belief stems from the similarities between bacteria and viruses, and leads to a false sense of the impact each can have.. To be sure, both.. and viral infections are quite capable of quickly reaching epidemic or pandemic proportions, as witnessed by the great bacterial plagues of medieval times, the black death being the best known, or the disastrous Spanish flu viral outbreak of the early 20.. th.. century, both of which were responsible for considerable death and suffering.. Bacteria are amongst the smallest living organisms, in fact they are only single celled, and are too small to actually reproduce, so they divide into two instead, although this technique is remarkably efficient allowing bacteria to quickly increase their numbers with every generation doubling in size.. Bacterial infections are therefore very difficult to fight once they reach a critical mass and the human immune system quickly needs external help in the form of antibacterial medication.. Viruses, whilst being smaller than bacteria, are not in fact living organisms, they are instead just genetic material that requires a human or other living host to  ...   not living organisms, and as such are not able to live for long outside a host, although this does not mean that surfaces or soft items are safe, most genetic tissue is capable of lying dormant outside a host for a short time, in the case of the flu virus as much as three or four days.. Sterilizing areas contaminated by viruses is an effective method of control.. Bacterial and viral infections are both very capable of spreading very efficiently from person to person thru sneezing, saliva, or other bodily fluids, and are easily confused for one another.. However there are some fundamental differences, most particularly, that being living organisms bacteria are in a state of continual evolution, and are able to develop resistance to antibiotic medications.. New strains are virus also appear regularly, but they don t have any ability to develop resistance, and treatment usually involves letting the virus run its course, although in serious cases antiviral medications may be prescribed.. A further difference between bacterial infection vs viral infection is the possibility of vaccination against many viral infections, something that until recently hasn t always been possible against bacterial infections.. 0 comments.. There are no comments yet.. Kick things off by filling out the form below..

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  • Title: Common Bacterial Infections | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: Illness is an almost inevitable hazard of being alive, at some point we all suffer from malaise of one sort or another, fortunately the human immune system is remarkably efficient at combating these and restoring us to full health, except for bacteria, so we list the most common bacterial infections, forewarned is forearmed.. The human body coexists with many trillions of bacteria that live on the surface of our skin, inside our digestive system, in fact throughout the body, and whilst most are beneficial or at worst harmless, there are a few bacteria that have the potential to cause serious illness.. Bacterial infections.. left untreated are a common cause of death in many countries, yet in most cases early intervention is successful.. The biggest cause of death from bacterial infection is tuberculosis, a disease that kills 2 million men, women, and children every year around the globe ,and which is spread from person to person by sneezing, or thru saliva, and affects the lungs, but then spreading thru the bloodsystem to other organs.. People most at risk from contracting this common bacterial infection are close family and friends, although extremely close proximity, such as is found in tribal villages and slum communities are equally at risk.. Another very common.. , particularly in the developed world is Chlamydia, a  ...   infants can contract the disease from an infected mother, which if not treated at birth can quickly lead to blindness.. Less well known, but every bit as common are the many skin irritations that can be caused by bacterial infection, ranging from redness and slight swelling of Impetigo, to the pus filled blisters and pimples of folliculitis.. Left untreated many skin infections cause long term scarring, and in some cases may spread thru contact with eyes, mouth, nostrils, and open cuts to the bloodstream.. Common bacterial infections of the skin are rarely treated quickly, many people suffer from pimples and blotches that aren t caused by bacteria and incorrectly assume more of the same.. By the time an accurate diagnosis is made the infection has reached a stage where antibiotics are required, yet may not have been required if proper identification had been done in it s early stages.. Many.. treatments for common bacterial infections.. are becoming less effective with every year that passes, the bacterium itself are evolving and developing resistance to antibiotic medications, and unfortunately with every evolution scientists are forced to play catch up, some even suggesting we may run out of options soon.. This is probably the most compelling reason of them all for treating bacterial infection in it s early stages rather than later..

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  • Title: Bacterial Infection Treatment | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: Bacterial infections and their treatment fascinate medical researchers and doctors for the wide range of bacterium that attack or invade humans, and the resistance to the human immune system that they exhibit.. Many billions of dollars are invested in finding new treatments for bacterial infections, yet the battle to save life continues as bacteria evolve.. Throughout human history.. have been making individuals sick, and spreading from person to person, yet until recently, bacteria were unknown, and treatment was not available unless we consider ineffective methods such as bloodletting and herbal mixtures placed on the patient that were believed to offer the best chance of recovery for more serious ailments.. It wasn t until 1674 that a dutchman, Antony van Leeuwenhoek wrote to the Royal Society about his discovery describing numerous small animalcules swimming around in the spit of several people whose plaque he had inspected using one of the first microscopes.. This was the first recorded observation of living bacteria, but sadly treatments remained elusive.. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, and it s usefulness in the treatment of bacterial infections marked a turning point, and triggered an explosion of research that led to many millions of lives being saved as antibacterials became affordable,  ...   synthesis or the permeability of the cell membrane.. Each mechanism is more or less effective against certain types of bacteria, yet all provide an arsenal of techniques for producing bacterial infection treatments.. Treatments for antibiotic infections need to be prescribed by a competent medical professional, who will be able to describe the infection based on professional diagnosis, perhaps backed up with laboratory analysis of blood samples.. Women who are pregnant are particularly advised to avoid antibiotic treatments as these could be harmful to the fetus.. Patients should never be tempted to use antibiotic medications without explicit advice from their doctor, it is especially important that older antibiotics that remain from a previous and perhaps different infection are not used because all antibiotics are not created equal.. The common grouping of bacterial infection treatments under the umbrella term antibiotic does not mean that all antibiotics are the same.. Medical practitioners over the last 50-60 years have been a little too quick to prescribe antibiotics, in many cases the patient would have recovered without their use, and unfortunately the result is increasing resistance to antibiotic treatment for bacterial infections.. Medications that were effective 10 years ago, or even last year, may no longer be effective, and could be harmful..

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  • Title: Bacterial Infection - Part 2
    Descriptive info: Unlike many illnesses, a bacterial infection can take on so many guises that determining the cause from symptoms is not always accurate, so requiring laboratory analysis from blood samples which need to be sent away before results are known, however certain infections share common symptoms that are worth being aware of, at the very least knowing what to look out for if bacterial infection is suspected.. Bacteria are invisible to the human eye, being single celled microorganisms that can only be seen in a very powerful microscope, making it is impossible to visually spot an infection.. Medical professionals are trained to look for symptoms and using a process of elimination, are able to narrow down their prognosis, however even with the best medical encyclopedia this is not always possible at home and can lead to false diagnosis.. The nature of.. is that symptoms are rarely the same for the various bacterium that can invade the human body.. A simple case of diarrhea could be caused by bacteria, or by viruses, parasites, medications, disagreeable foods, or bowel disorders, yet the symptom is almost always similar.. An obvious symptom of bacterial infection relates to illness that just doesn t seem to heal, for example a sore throat without other symptoms of  ...   infections such as sinus, ear, or throat present localized pain and slight swelling, and are easily confused for the onset of cold or flu, however, it is unlikely clear up without treatment.. Bacterial infection in the sinus for example will quickly lead to nasal discharge and acute pain in parts of the face or forehead, worsening after only a few days.. Skin problems such as painful acne and boils are also frequently a.. symptom of a worsening bacterial infection.. , perhaps caused by frequent washing and subsequent removal of essential oils from the pores of the skin, and may not be identified as such until many days after acne might have been expected to clear, in some cases these leave unsightly scars, yet symptoms are not altogether different from other.. skin infections.. Notably, symptoms of STDs caused by bacterial infection are fairly obvious since they are so unusual compared with a healthy individual, and range from painful urination, cloudy discharge, and intense pain during intercourse.. Understanding what is normal, and noticing signs that are abnormal, is the best defense against bacterial infection, yet given the potential for long term harm, even death, it is always best to see a medical practitioner to confirm the symptoms.. No Comments.. Next Entries..

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  • Title: Bacterial Infection Symptoms | Bacterial Infection
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  • Title: Intestinal Bacterial Infection | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: The human body is host to multitudes of friendly bacteria, many of which live in our intestines and are beneficial for processing waste and assisting the body s natural ability to absorb essential nutrients into a bloodstream, however an imbalance in an otherwise healthy body caused by intestinal bacterial infection can be very unsettling, or even fatal.. Recent reports of increasing rates of morbidity amongst elderly people from intestinal bacterial infections due to overuse of antibiotics used to treat other illnesses are worrying.. Suggestions have been made that many antibiotic medications have only had the effect of healing us in the short term, with unknown consequences of adversely affecting the beneficial bacteria that inhabits our body.. This worrying trend is in large part being caused by incorrect use of antibiotics, in many cases for illnesses that are not caused by.. The number of patients taking antibiotic medications for common colds, or who use medications left over in the family medicine cabinet is blamed as being a significant factor in rising death toll from intestinal bacterial infection.. Diarrhea is a major indicator of most intestinal bacterial infections, where frequent and watery bowel movements that can be very uncomfortable for the patient, although not all incidence of diarrhea is bacterial in nature.. Changes in diet, or.. viral and parasitic infections.. can also  ...   improper storage of sensitive foods like dairy, seafood, poultry, and particularly eggs.. Food that has not been correctly cooked may allow bacteria to survive leading to infection in the stomach or intestine.. Poor hygiene standards, particularly not washing hands, or a lack of sterilization of cooking and serving utensils, are definite hazards to be avoided.. Less developed nations or those suffering war, famine, or with significant populations living below the poverty line are very susceptible to outbreaks of intestinal bacterial infections, mostly from poor water supplies that are often contaminated with human waste.. Suburban slums are specific locations where broken sewage pipes, or lack of sanitation systems altogether, are known hotspots where clean water is too easily mixed with dirty water carrying harmful bacteria.. In most instances, the treatment for intestinal bacterial infections will involve a course of antibiotics, often within a hospital environment, although medication should never be taken, nor will it be prescribed without first testing to ensure the correct medication and dosage is offered.. Whilst death or permanent harm from intestinal bacterial infection is still relatively low in the developed nations, this is no cause for complacency.. 1 comment.. Cytolytic Vaginosis | My Vaginosis Cure.. 28.. 09 at 7:20 pm }.. ] information about Intestinal Bacterial Infection and Bacterial Vaginosis Infection could be found by visiting [..

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  • Title: Bacterial Staph Infection | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: The Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is very common, and is found on the skin or in the noses or genital and anal areas of about 20% of the population, yet is mostly harmless and causes no problems.. Bacterial staph infection, often just shortened to staf , ranges from simple skin irritations such as boils, right thru to flesh eating infections that are particularly difficult to treat.. Cuts and abrasions are the most common method of contracting a bacterial staph infection, the bacteria enters the wound and begins to produce toxins that damage surrounding cells, and which the human immune system struggles to fight, and often requiring antibacterial soap or antibiotics to clear.. The bacteria is also airborne and can survive on surfaces that come into contact with humans such as doorknobs, kitchen bench tops, and in bedding or clothes, making an easy transition to other humans it comes into contact with.. Staph infections are relatively rare in healthy individuals, but in elderly or otherwise ill people they can quickly set off an infection.. Symptoms of a bacterial staph infection tend to most obviously noticed on the skin first, usually small pus filled bumps or abscesses, boils, styes in the eyes, or blisters and red scabby skin around the  ...   vagina and the blood system, and is a known cause of pneumonia, meningitis, endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome, and septicemia.. Often the staph infection will enter the body directly at the point of infection rather than travel from the skin, making diagnosis more difficult without blood samples.. Staph infections that travel beyond the skin to other organs are always of concern, and will often require immediate hospitalization, and will often be found unconscious making diagnosis more difficult, and staph infections that start on the skin should be noted by the patient or people surrounding them to ensure quicker response in the hospital setting.. Recently many of the staph bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics, and when they do the term MRSA (methicillin resistant Staph aureus) is used, leading to a lot of panic about this new disease , in fact MRSA is not a disease, simply a resistant strain of staph bacteria, and infection cannot be treated with normal antibiotics, instead requiring an antibiotic thru intravenous drip.. Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), which only affects women, can be caused by bacterial staph infection and is potentially fatal.. The risk of contracting TSS is considered low in most cases, the majority of women having enough natural antibodies to prevent the infection..

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  • Title: Bacterial Skin Infections | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: The skin is the body s largest organ, and protects all of the internal organs from external factors such as the sun, sharp objects, and of course infections.. In fact the skin does a remarkable job of protecting the body from infection, most enter the body thru the nose, mouth, ears, eyes, anus, or groin.. Yet, bacterial skin infections do occur, and can be both painful and disfiguring if not treated early.. Most bacterial skin infections are caused by a single family of bacteria, the Staphylococcus, but infections vary in name, symptoms, and severity quite significantly.. Milder infections may only exhibit small reddish bumps, compared with more serious infections that may attack the entire skin right thru to it s deepest levels.. The staphylococcus aureus bacteria is carried by roughly 20% of the population, and as many as 40%, so infection is certainly not a definite result of being a carrier, most often the bacteria doesn t become pathogenic until the skin is cut or grazed, and even then only in very few cases which seems to be more dependent on a weakened immune system.. Groups most at risk from contracting a bacterial skin infection are children, the elderly, and people with already suppressed immune systems or diabetes, although in a  ...   bacterial skin infections is most often seen in young children, usually between the ages of two and five.. It manifests in groups of small red bumps which eventually open, becoming crusty, and have a honey colored appearance.. They are highly contagious, both at play group, and at home, and often children will become reinfected after showing signs of recovery.. Cellulitis is a deeper more serious bacterial skin infection affecting the deeper dermis and subcutaneous tissues, which more usually affects the face arms and legs, and almost always occurs due to a break in the skin that leads to infection.. The skin around the break will swell and become tender and painful, often showing outward signs of blistering.. In some cases red lines will run between the lymph nodes.. Fever and chills are other symptoms, and patients with fever generally require urgent medical attention.. Folliculitis is a.. of the skin at the hair follicles, with swelling, and pustules surrounding the hair, and are often quite painful.. Two types of folliculitis exist, a superficial infection, and a deeper infection that can extend into the tissue surrounding the follicle resulting in hard painful nodules.. Bacterial Staph Infection | Bacterial Infection.. 09 at 5:47 pm }.. ] Bacterial Infection Bacterial Infection Information Bacterial Skin Infections [..

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  • Title: Causes of Bacterial Infections | Bacterial Infection
    Descriptive info: Bacterial infections are a common cause of disease in human populations, mostly only affecting one individual, but at times becoming quite contagious and quickly infecting vast numbers of people such as the bubonic plague of the middle ages which at it s height was responsible for the deaths of a third of Europe s population.. Bacteria are microscopic single celled organisms that don t reproduce, instead dividing to replicate, making their control difficult since a small population can quickly reach huge numbers of bacterium, in fact.. pathogenic bacterial infections.. can reach epidemic proportions in a matter of days or weeks.. The actual causes of.. obviously depend on the specific bacterium at work, but identification can only be carried out in a laboratory from blood samples or swabs of the affected area, and only then is it possible to prescribe the correct dosage of antibacterial medication.. In most cases, diagnosis can be completed within a short period of time, leading to full recovery.. Generally speaking, bacterial infections are localized to specific areas of the body, such as sinus, throat, groin, lungs, but all produce pain and swelling, and are often accompanied with pus.. It is essential that personal hygiene standards are maintained, and that all work surfaces, bed linen etc are properly cleaned..  ...   the spread pathogenic disease.. Poorly run restaurants with lax training of staff, and which don t adhere to health and safety standards, particularly with regard to bathroom hygiene are leading causes of food poisoning, a bacterial infection that can be fatal in extreme cases, and which almost always requires unproductive recuperation time.. Listeria and Salmonella, two of the most common food poisoning illnesses are caused by incorrect food handling.. Salmonella results from bacteria infected eggs, whilst Listeria is often found in unwashed vegetables, unpasteurized dairy, and badly handled meat.. Poor refrigeration and storage are to blame for these causes of bacterial infections, with the obvious solution being better rigorous adoption of accepted food handling standards.. Sexually transmitted diseases are also causes of bacterial infections, in particular Syphilis, gonorrhea, clamydia, and trichomonaisis.. It seems trite to suggest abstinence is the best method of avoiding a bacteria based STD infection, yet this is precisely the advice of medical practitioners, at least until both parties to a sexual relationship have satisfied themselves that unprotected intercourse is safe.. People with a weak immune system, perhaps caused by diabetes, cancer, or AIDS are all at heightened risk of contracting disease, and bacterial infections are leading causes of death amongst this risk group, rather than the original illness itself..

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