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Types of Bacterial Infection

Most of the bacteria are harmless and some even help in food digestion. But, harmful bacteria make you feel very ill. These harmful bacteria multiply at rapid speed and release toxic substances that damage tissues considerably. If bacteria make you feel unwell, the condition is referred to as bacterial infection. Various types of bacteria may lead to several types of bacterial infections. These infections may be external or internal. Following are the most common types of bacterial infection and types of common bacteria which cause infections.

Common bacteria which cause infections:

  • Streptococcus
  • Staphylococcus bacteria
  • Salmonella
  • Listeriosis
  • Gonococcus
  • E. coli

Strep throat, UTI’s and typhoid are the most common bacterial infections. The bacteria may be ingested or inhaled. Bacteria enter the body through a cut in the skin too. If bacterium forms an association with parasites and other organisms, they are categorized as pathogens.

Types of Bacterial Infections:
Lyme Disease: Lyme disease is transmitted to human beings by black legged tick. This infection can lead to body ache, stiff neck, fatigue, fever and skin rash. If Lyme disease is not treated, it can result in painful and swollen joints, resulting in arthritis.

Staph infections: Invasive infection or skin infections that cause blood poisoning or endocarditis, in severe cases which result in septicemia and meningitis.

Tuberculosis: Tuberculosis is a lung infection. It causes bad cough, leading to weakness and weight loss.

Pneumonia: Pneumonia is a lung inflammation or lung infection that is accompanied by rapid breathing, chills, high fever and cough.

Eye stye: Swollen or crusty eyelids, lumpy, bumpy, painful, cyst like growth on eyelid is caused by Staph bacteria.

Tonsillitis: In this condition, throat is like sand paper.

Cellulitis: Infection in deeper skin layer, painful, irritated, red and hot, skin rash is often observed on legs and face.

Leprosy: Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. This causes disfiguring, nerve damage, progressive debilitation and skin sores.

Acne: This is a skin infection.

Sinus infection, vaginosis and bronchitis are other examples of bacterial infections. Generally, antibiotics are prescribed for treating certain bacterial infections. Never use antibiotics without consulting the doctor. There are some risks associated with these antibiotics. Hence it is best to use natural antibiotics such as colloidal silver, tea tree oil, yogurt, wild indigo and raw garlic.

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