Bacteria, the one-celled organism, are usually beneficial for our bodies. In the case of the gut bacteria, it helps in digesting the food. However, there are some bacteria that can cause infections.
A bacterial infection is a condition where a harmful strain of bacteria proliferates either inside or outside the body. They can affect any part of the body.
Some of the common symptoms of bacterial infection are:
How Does Bacteria Spread?
Pathogenic bacteria or the harmful bacteria have to gain access into the body to cause the infections. They can enter our body through many routes, some of them are:
Types Of Bacteria Infections
The following bacteria usually cause bacterial infections:
Some of the common bacterial skin infections are:
The doctor normally conducts a physical examination of the skin, as in most cases, the doctor can identify the type of bacterial infection based on the appearance and location of the infection.
The doctor will also ask the patient for the different symptoms experienced by the patient and will examine the bumps, rashes or lesions closely.
Bacterial Skin infections can be treated with Oral or topical antibiotics. However, this usually depends on the bacterial strain causing the infection.
Doctors usually prescribe antibiotics, as they are effective in fighting bacterial infections. What it does is, it disrupts the bacterial cell’s processes required for its growth and proliferation. Patients are advised to take the antibiotics exactly as prescribed, as the infection can get worse, if not taken properly.
The commonly prescribed Antibiotics by doctors for a bacterial infection are:
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