Bacterial Infection(संक्रमण (इन्फेक्शन) A bacterial infection is a proliferation of
a harmful strain of bacteria on or inside the body. Bacteria can infect any area of the body. Pneumonia, meningitis, and food
poisoning are just a few illnesses that may be caused by harmful bacteria.A bacterial infection is a proliferation of a harmful strain of bacteria on or inside the body. Bacteria can infect any area of the body. Pneumonia, meningitis, and food poisoning are just a few illnesses that may be caused by harmful bacteria. Bacteria come in three basic shapes: rod-shaped (bacilli), spherical (cocci), or helical (spirilla). Bacteria may also be classified as gram-positive or gram-negative. Gram-positive bacteria have a thick cell wall while gram-negative bacteria do not. Gram staining, bacterial culture with antibiotic sensitivity determination, and other tests are used to identify bacterial strains and help determine the appropriate course of treatment.
feeling tired or fatigued
swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
nausea or vomiting
Get vaccinated. Many bacterial infections are vaccine-preventable, such as whooping cough tetanus, and bacterial meningitis.
Moisturize your skin. Dry skin can crack, which can allow bacteria in.
Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands frequently, especially before eating and after using the bathroom. If your hands aren’t clean, avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth. Taking regular baths and showers can also help wash off potentially harmful bacteria from your skin.
Avoid sharing personal items. Sharing things like toothbrushes or drinking glasses can transmit bacteria.
Cook food to the correct temperature. Eating raw or undercooked food can lead to food poisoning.
Keep wounds clean. Make sure wounds are cleaned as soon as possible. Only touch the area of the wound with clean hands, and avoid picking or scratching. If you have a bandage or dressing, be sure to change it regularly or according to your doctor’s instructions.
Use antibiotic ointment. If you have a wound, usingNeosporin can help keep bacteria out. Make sure you only apply a thin layer to the site with clean hands.
Practice safe sex. Many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, are caused by bacteria. Wear a condom and get regular STI screenings.