Bacterial infection symptoms vary according to the type of bacterial infections
Bacterial infections are caused by certain typical bacteria that are harmful to the human body and health. There are numerous bacterias that are present in our surroundings. Amongst them, not all bacterias are harmful. Human body is inhabited by millions of bacteria (microscopic organisms), most of whom are totally harmless. In fact, many of them are important for proper functioning of the body. If such is the case, then what is bacterial infection? Let’s find out what is bacterial infection and what are the symptoms of bacterial infection.
It is a fact that most of the bacterium that inhibit our body are totally harmless. Still, there are several types of bacteria that enter our body mainly through the respiratory system, get multiplied and cause trouble to the balance of the existing useful bacteria from the body. This is called as “”bacterial infection”” which can cause various infectious diseases and medical conditions like strep throat, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and many more. These bacteria are also called as ‘pathogens’. Once these bacteria start colonizing, the healthy body starts showing bacterial infection symptoms.
Bacterial Infection Symptoms
Bacterial infections mainly make a healthy human being get noticeably sick. When a body is infected by the bacteria, its immune system triggers up to fight these pathogens, which mainly results into fever, cold and cough etc. Bacterial infection symptoms differ according to the type of bacterial infection and the location of the same. Predominant symptoms of bacterial infection are seen as swelling, pain and discharge in the affected body region.
Colored nasal discharge
Stomach pain and stomach inflammation
Peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer
Lethargy and fatigue
Stiffness in neck and back
Urinary tract infections
Painful acne and boils
There are many more bacterial infection symptoms which, if not treated with serious concern, can result into the damage of the affected body part and ultimately to death. Along with the bacterial infection symptoms, one must also know the culprits that cause them. Hence, here are the causes of bacterial infection.
Causes of Bacterial Infection
Bacterial infections are undoubtedly caused by different types of bacteria that inhibit our body for a longer period of time, making the existing bacteria to lose their balance. Here are the bacterias that mainly cause bacterial infections.
Haemophilus Influenzae: One of the most common bacteria that affects the body and causes bacterial infections. Bacterial infection symptoms include infections of the respiratory tract, types of meningitis and ear infections. There are several drugs that can treat infections caused by this bacteria. Infants and children are immunized against one of these bacteria, called as HIb
Staphylococcus: Also known as staph, this bacteria is also one of the most common bacteria that inhabits the human body. Bacterial infection symptoms include skin infection, boil, rash, abscess, eczema, impetigo, furuncle, etc. Staph can also lead to inflammation of breasts often called as mastitis, that releases bacteria to the mother’s milk and creates complications for the health of the infant.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: This is a type of staph that has developed as an antibiotics resistant bacteria. Antibiotics that are mostly used in the treatment of various skin disorders. Symptoms of bacterial infection include sepsis, necrotic pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome, etc. Read on more on staph infection.
Streptococcus: This is also one of the common bacterias that can result into several infections like strep throat, respiratory infections, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, etc.
Escherichia Coli: This bacteria colonizes the gastrointestinal region of the body and can cause several dysfunctions of gastrointestinal region including diarrhea. These bacteria can also cause food poisoning if they are transmitted through various contaminated food items. More on E.coli.
Helicobacter Pylori: These are the main culprits responsible for stomach ulcers. These are also found in colonies in the gastrointestinal region. Bacterial infection symptoms include stomach pain, inflammation of the stomach, cell walls, etc. More on helicobacter pylori infection.
Salmonella: This pathogen can cause salmonella food poisoning. Causes of salmonella infection are often contaminated poultry products like raw eggs.
Above mentioned bacterial infection symptoms must get timely medical intervention so that they do not cause further damage to the body. Simple detection tests will make sure if a person is suffering with bacterial infection of some sort. Many bacterial infections that are mild, get cured on their own, but in severe cases, the health care provider may suggest several antibiotics that are used to kill that particular bacteria.
Antibiotics like penicillin, quinolone, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, etc are suggested to treat various bacterial infections. The best way to avoid these bacterial infection symptoms is to stay away from the bacterial infection. Following proper hygiene and having healthy diet can keep you away from the bacterial infections.
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