CategoryBacterial Infections

Stepped on a Rusty Nail? Do You Need a Tetanus Shot?

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So if you’re stepped on a rusty nail and it has broken your skin, what do you do? You may have heard that you need to get a shot to help you protect against it. But how recent does your injection need to have been? And what happens if you don’t get one in time? What Is Tetanus? Tetanus is a bacterial disease that affects the nervous system and which can be fatal. Tetanus has the ability to enter...

What to Eat to Recover From Food Poisoning

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Food poisoning is a seriously unpleasant experience and one that can leave you feeling incredibly drained and tired. This is caused by eating contaminated foods, which will then trigger vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. Normally, this will pass after a couple of days but it can still take a while to feel ready to face rich foods. Understandably, you might also be feeling a little burned by food and...

Typhoid Fever Treatment

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Typhoid fever, often abbreviated to just ‘typhoid’ and known by other names such as ‘gastric fever’ and ‘pythogenic fever’, is an illness which is spread via the ingestion of food and water contaminated with faeces from another infected individual (this contains the bacterium Salmonella enterica). Thanks to modern sanitization techniques its prevalence has been...

Breastfeeding With Staph Infection

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A staph infection is caused by the staphylococcus virus – the same virus that causes MRSA and that exists on the skin of around 30% of healthy adults without causing any symptoms. When an area of skin becomes broken or inflamed, it can then get inside the wound and cause a range of symptoms and conditions often resulting in the death of nearby tissue through skin infections such as cellulitis...

How to Prevent MRSA

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MRSA is an acronym for methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This means that it is a strain of the staphylococcus virus that has become resistant to methicillin – a medication often used to treat it thus meaning that the condition is very hard to combat. It is highly prevalent in hospitals due to the fact that they have such high concentrations of people in the same room, who have open...

How to Avoid Salmonella

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Salmonella is a condition that has gone off of the radar to an extent. A few years ago it was something that everyone was concerned about getting and that carried many warnings, but today – like BSE – it is not longer spoken about as commonly. The reason for this is that the problem has largely been controlled when it comes to eggs, and our education is now such that cases are far rarer. This...

How to Kill Staph Germs

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The staphylococcus virus is a highly contagious type of bacteria that is responsible for the famous ‘hospital bug’ MRSA. The bug exists on the skin of 30% of healthy adults showing no symptoms, but then can cause a variety of effects when it comes into contact with broken skin or open wounds. Here it can cause a number of symptoms and cause a range of infections such as cellulitis and...

What Happens If You Get Salmonella?

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Salmonella is a type of bacterial infection. There are several different kinds of salmonella bacteria, however the most common type which causes food poisoning is known as non-typhoidial salmonellae. This particular form of salmonella bacteria resides in the intestinal tracts of animals and humans. Generally, people become ill with this bacterial infection after exposure to foods which have been...

Types of Tetanus

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Tetanus, also sometimes known as ‘lockjaw’, is a condition that results in the contraction of skeletal muscle causing the individual to experience pain, tightness and to generally seize up. The name lockjaw comes of cause from the fact that tetanus can likewise cause the jaw specifically to lock making it hard to speak. Infection normally comes through the contamination of a wound...

Staph Infection

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Staph infection (known correctly as staphylococcus aureus) is any one of a number of possible infections caused by a particular type of bacteria that infects the skin. The most common and well known form of staph infection (and also the most difficult to treat) is MRSA which stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and is more commonly known as the ‘hospital bug’. The bacteria which...

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