A type of microorganism called bacteria is a living thing. These are basically unicellular organisms can be seen under the microscope. They are of different shapes such as balls, rods, or spirals. Mostly bacteria are not bad, they won’t hurt you. Only 1% of bacteria are harmful who make people sick. Some bacteria are useful in various ways like, they help to digest food, kill disease causing bacteria, or provide vitamins. Food items like yogurt or cheese need bacteria.
Harmful bacteria are infectious sometimes, they can reproduce quick. The bacteria may release some toxic chemicals in your body and make you ill. There are some known infectious bacteria like Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and E. coli. To treat type of Bacterial Infections caused by bacteria, antibiotics can be used.
Causes of Bacterial Infections
When you exposed to the harmful infectious bacteria, you transmit it and get infected. Infectious bacteria can be transmitted through person to person, through environment. Or from contaminated food or drinking water. People with weak immune system or taking immunosuppressive medicines can infect a person with Bacterial Infections.
Symptoms of Bacterial Infections
There are some localized symptoms Bacterial Infections shows like, redness, pain, swelling, or organ dysfunction.
Having pain is very common symptom in the bacterial infections. Infection with skin, you have skin pain, infection with lung, you have pain while breathing, and infection with intestine you have pain in abdomen.
Symptoms of bacterial infection can easily be noticed. They are mostly noticed on the body parts like skin, throat, and ears. In the condition, internal organs also infected and cause swelling or redness.
Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections
Depending on the patterns of symptoms of the condition, bacterial infections can be diagnosed. The site of infection, severity of the symptoms is some characteristic based on which we can exactly diagnosed the condition.
- Swab tests: Throat or ear swab can be tested
- Fluid sample test: To determine the infectious bacteria, fluid from the infected area can be tested. When you have sexually transmitted infections, this test in performed
- Urine test: If you have infections in the urinary area, you need to test urine to detect the bacteria that causes infections
There are some additional tests you might need to perform if you have bacterial infections, as mentioned below:
- Bacteria Culture Test
- Blood Culture Test
- Gram Stain
- Immunoglobulins Blood Test
- Procalcitonin Test
- Protein Electrophoresis/Immunofixation Electrophoresis
- White Blood Cell (WBC) in Stool
Treatment for Bacterial Infections
GSK is a leading pharmaceutical company that offers Zovirax containing Acyclovir as the main active component. It is an effective medication that works by reducing the ability of the herpes virus to multiply in the body.
GlaxoSmithKline offers effective antibiotic Amoxil with Amoxicillin as an active ingredient. It is a penicillin antibiotic that kills infectious bacteria in the body.
Augmentin is a popular brand antibiotic medicine with a combination of two active ingredients, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Potassium. It has been manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company GSK. It restricts the growth of bacteria.
Omnipen is an effective antibiotic mediation composed of Ampicillin as the main active component. It has been offered by one of the trusted pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer pharmaceuticals. This drug belongs to the drug class penicillins that restrict the further growth of the infections in the body.
Zithromax antibiotic has an active component Azithromycin. It is a popular brand medicine manufactured by Pfizer pharmaceuticals. It is a macrolide antibiotic that works by preventing bacteria from producing proteins that are essential to them.
Suprax is a well-known antibiotic, which has Cefixime as an active component indicated for the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections. This drug is a cephalosporin antibiotic that is manufactured by Lupin Pharmaceuticals.
Cefprozil is a popular brand medicine manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb. It has an active component Cefzil.
AdvaCare pharmaceuticals offered an effective medication Keflex, which is an antibiotic. Cephalexin is an active component belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins.
Chloromycetin is a popular brand antibiotic composed of Chloramphenicol as the main active component. Pfizer pharmaceuticals manufacture this medicine for the treatment of serious infections and systemic infections.
Bayer Healthcare, one of the trusted pharmaceutical company has been manufactured Cipro. It has active ingredient Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, an antibiotic medicine to treat bacterial infections.
Cleocin Hydrochloride is an effective antibiotic medicine composed of Clindamycin Hydrochloride as the main active component. It has been manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Pharmacia & Upjohn. It is a lincosamide antibiotic that restricts the bacteria from multiplying.
Eryc is a branded medicine that contains Erythromycin as the active component, which is an antibiotic called macrolide antibiotics. Abbott, a renowned pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine. It helps to prevent bacterial infections.
Erythrocin Stearate is an antibiotic with Erythromycin as an active component. Abbott pharmaceutical company manufactures this drug.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing medicine Levaquin. Levofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic acts as an active ingredient that works by killing the bacteria that are responsible for an infection.
Lederle Pharmaceuticals is a well-known pharmaceutical company that offered effective medication Minocin. Minocycline Hydrochloride is the active component that belongs to a group of medications called tetracyclines antibiotics.
Noroxin is an effective drug that treats this condition. It has been offered by the leading pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme. It has an active ingredient Norfloxacin, which is a quinolone antibiotic.
Floxin is a medicinal drug that contains active ingredient Ofloxacin, which is a quinolone antibiotic that treats bacterial infections. This medicine is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharma, the leading pharmaceutical company.
Abbott is the trusted pharmaceutical company that offers the medication Bactrim DS with active components Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim. Both these are antibiotics that restrict the infection to grow further.
Sun Pharma manufactures effective drug Bactrim to treat bacterial infections. It contains the combination of two active ingredients Sulfamethoxazole–Trimethoprim.
The leading pharmaceutical company, Teva Pharma has been manufacturing this medicine. Proloprim is composed of Trimethoprim as the active ingredient.
Valcyte is an effective antibiotic that has been manufactured by a trusted pharmaceutical company, Roche. It is composed of Valganciclovir Hydrochloride as the main active component.
Vancocin is a popular brand antibiotic offered by ANI Pharma, a leading pharmaceutical company. It has Vancomycin Hydrochloride an antibiotic that acts by stopping the growth of bacteria.