Bacterial Infections: Overview
Bacteria are tiny single-celled microbes that can infect the body. Some bacterial infections can be quite dangerous and worsen quickly, although they are not always so. Common types of bacterial infections include ear infections, throat infections, bacterial pneumonia, and many, many other types. Treatment often involves drugs in the class called “antibiotics” such as penicillin, erythromycin, and many other types of antibiotics, which may be given as pills or sometimes by injections or other administration routes. Bacterial diseases are different from other categories of disease such as viruses, fungal infections, parasites, and other categories. Bacterial diseases are often contagious, but all such diseases and not in all cases.
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- Ear Infection: An ear infection can affect one or both ears. There are different types of ear infection depending on the exact
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- Viral Infections: Viral infections are caused by viruses, which are tiny microbes that spread in the body. Viruses are actually made up
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- Fungal Infection: Fungal infections are caused by small organisms called fungi (plural) or fungus (singular). They often infect the skin or other
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- Parasitic Infections: Parasitic infections, or parasite infestations, are where a parasitic organism infests the body. Simple examples are worms, head lice or
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- Antibiotics: Antibiotics are a class of drugs that is mainly known for their use against bacterial infections, although they can also
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