Bacterial Infections

Bacterial Infections

Bacterial Infections
Bacterial infections like typhoid, strep throat and some sexually transmitted diseases are infections caused by different types of bacteria. These infections are often treated with doctor-prescribed antibiotics. Either viruses or bacteria can cause infections, so it’s important to get examined by a doctor to make sure you’re prescribed the correct medication.

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    Nosocomial infections—or infections spread in the hospital—are a serious health risk. As you know (or can imagine), hospitals are breeding grounds for such germs because of all the sick people and the constant contact from person to person and from person to thing. Many hospitals are doing a lot to reduce the risk of spreading infections, but it's a tough task—and it's a problem you should be aware of if you're admitted to or are visiting a hospital.

    You won't be offending your doctor or nurse if you ask them to wash their hands; ask them if they used soap and water or alcohol (tell them you're taking a poll). They'll get the message. Sometimes they get sloppy, and you must protect yourself.
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    Humans catch bubonic plague after being bitten by fleas that have previously fed on infected animals, such as rats, squirrels, rabbits, prairie dogs, and chipmunks. Thus, to prevent plague, avoid fleas and rodents. Also, try to avoid rat-infested areas, like brush piles or mounds of trash or junk. If you're going to be traveling to an area where plague outbreaks are more common, you can take a step toward prevention by getting doses of antibiotics beforehand.

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    Scarlet fever is contagious, and the bacteria can spread to others through sneezing and coughing.

    Separating the infected child's drinking glasses and eating utensils and washing them in hot, soapy water may prevent the infection from spreading to family and friends.

    Parents of children infected with scarlet fever should wash their hands frequently.

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    The best way to prevent osteomyelitis is to try to avoid injury and to quickly clean and bandage wounds to avoid infection. Check frequently for signs of infection. If you have metal plates, screws or pins from surgery, tell the doctor or dentist before any surgery. You may be more susceptible to infection caused by bacteria normally found in the body and may need a preventative course of antibiotics.

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    People with a weak immune system have a greater risk for bacterial infections. Older people and very young children also have a higher risk, as they often have weaker immune systems. Especially at risk are children under 2 months old, children who have no spleen, children with sickle cell disease, and those with immune systems weakened by AIDS or other diseases. Using proper hygiene and getting all recommended vaccines for bacterial illnesses like typhoid helps reduce the risks of bacterial infections.

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    Toenail Infections

    Women should bring their own toenail clippers to manicures, to avoid infections.

    Watch the video to learn more about the dangerous of toenail infections from Dr. Oz.


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    There is no way to totally prevent toxic shock syndrome. Women who are menstruating can lessen their chances of developing the condition by not using maxi-strength tampons. If tampons are used, they should be changed often - at least every four to eight hours. Sanitary pads are recommended as an alternative. If a woman has previously had toxic shock syndrome, she should never use tampons.

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    General: Serious complications may develop if patients are not treated quickly with antibiotics. Evidence suggests that receiving treatment within nine days of the first symptoms prevents the development of serious long-term complications.

    Glomerulonephritis: Glomerulonephritis (kidney damage) may result from scarlet fever. The kidneys may lose their ability to filter fluids and waste. Dangerous amounts may build up and lead to kidney failure.

    Meningitis: Scarlet fever may lead to meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord). Bacterial meningitis is very serious and may result in brain damage or death without treatment.

    Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can affect various organs such as the heart, joints, skin, and nervous system. It is a rare complication of untreated strep throat infection. When children are appropriately treated with antibiotics for strep bacteria, the risk of developing rheumatic fever is unlikely.

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    Fractures of the spine or other bones may occur as a result of muscle spasms and convulsions.

    Arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats) and coma can occur, as can development of pneumonia and other infections. In severe cases of tetanus, life-threatening respiratory and cardiovascular complications can present with troubling rapidity following the initial diagnosis and admission to the hospital. Individuals may have to be placed on a respirator to assist in breathing. Death is particularly likely in the very young and in the elderly.

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    Doctors diagnose Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) primarily by evaluating its symptoms. They will also perform physical tests, several different blood tests, urine test, and a skin biopsy. Even if the tests prove inconclusive, the doctor may still prescribe an antibiotic since early treatment has proved advantageous.