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What are the Most Common Bacterial Infections?

common bacterial infections

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Bacteria often get called bugs in the same way insects do, and most people know how the earth is really more a planet of the insects rather than a planet of the humans. At least in the fact that they vastly outnumber us, and to the extent that many evolutionary scientists have suggested it would make a lot of sense for humans to eat more bugs as a source of protein. Not all bugs are bad, and not all bacteria are bad either. Look no further than the lactobacilli in your gut, and the reason you take probiotics. Infections are bad though, so what are common bacterial infections you might treat with Amoxicillin.

That would be quite the list, as this is one of the most prescribed antibacterial medications and it can be relied on to ‘knock out’ most common bacterial infections and ones that occur in the ear, nose, throat, sinuses, pharynx, bladder or bronchial tubes. Knock out tends to be phrasal verb of choice when describing what antibacterial drugs do, and in that sense it almost suggests a boxing match – bug vs. pill going 10 rounds at MSG on the biggest card to be seen around your parts in a long time.

And let’s not forget that if there’s one thing bacteria do non stop, it’s multiply and that’s why infections can really take off if they’re not seen too quickly. Some bacteria aren’t a match for the body’s immune system response and the arrival of white blood cell cavalry that arrive anytime the body becomes aware of an unexpected guest. Most Bacterial infections are not contagious, meaning you won’t pass them on to others and this will be true of the most common bacterial infections too. Bacterial sinus infections can lead to the common cold though.

A bacterial skin infection can be nasty too and good reason to be careful if you’ve got fresh stitches anywhere on your hand. Amoxicillin is one of the more wide spectrum antibacterial meds, with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) being another multi-usage ones and the expert for dealing with one of the bacterial infections men don’t like to talk about, epididymitis.

Examples of Bacterial Infections

There’s not bastion of the body that needs to be protected like the brain, and some example of bacterial infections that are going to be maximum emergencies are meningitis and encephalitis. With these infections the invading bacteria can do serious harm to the brain if they’re allowed to make their way up there in sufficient numbers. Bacteria are also super adaptable too, and they become even better at the longer they’ve been in the host. This applies to common bacterial infections too, and part of the reason why it’s best to get onto an antibiotic medication like Amoxi that can clear a bacterial infection quickly.

Cellulitis, Folliculitis, and Impetigo are example of bacterial infections affecting the skin, and while Impetigo used to be quite common in underdeveloped countries up until the 1980s it is not among common bacterial infections anymore. When it comes to bacterial infections that ARE contagious, impetigo is one of the most contagious of all and treating it among the local population was a big part of the US military efforts to win the Hearts and Minds of the Vietnamese during the war there in the late 60s and early 70s.

Foodborne bacterial illnesses are among the most common bacterial infections, and that’s easy to understand why given they are made possible by something most of us do 3 times a day at least - eating. Proper food storage and handling is super important for this reason, but there will be times you can’t avoid getting bacterial food poisoning, or acute gastroenteritis as the doctor would refer to it. If you eat a lot of seafood you may well eventually have an encounter with Vibrio bacteria, which unfortunately are pretty common in raw oysters.

Everyday Bug Battlers Too

Bacterial ear infections can happen too, and you can usually buy antibiotic ear drops without a prescription. Otitis media is one that happens pretty often with small children and toddlers, but it can be knocked out relatively quickly most of the time. OTC medications are among the ones you can buy for less along side Rx products when you order medications online from Canada. Among common bacterial infections that you may also be able to use your Rx antibiotic are UTIs (urinary tract infections) and respiratory infections like bronchitis of sinusitis.

The last thing we’ll mention about common bacterial infections here is something most of you probably already know. It’s okay to have one alcoholic drink if you’re taking Amoxicillin or another antibiotic, but anything more than that and you may be taking away from the bacteria killing goodness. Try to get good rest too.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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