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What Is The Difference Between Good And Bad Bacteria
Not so fast....: Bad bacteria have characteristics that can cause severe illness and death. However, it's not all black and white... What can be good bacteria in certain settings in our body (for example, e coli, is a bacteria that is found in our colon), can be considered "bad" bacteria - since it is found in a body site that should be otherwise sterile (eg. E coli from urine in a pt with burning on urination). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any possible way that birth control pills cause a disrupt in the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract or stomach ?
Hmm, good question: I don't think we know. It is possible due to individual variations on responses to hormonal changes on the gut... We need to find reaserch data. For general information, this link us pretty comprehensive: http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/birth-control-pills?Page=1. ...Read more
See below: Gram negative bacteria do not pick up the gram stain dye. They appear pink under the microscope. They include bacilli like e. Coli and pseudomonas and cocci like neisseria and brucella. Gram positive bacteria pick up the stain and appear dark purple. They include staphylococcus and streptococcus. Each can cause mild and serious disease. They are treated by different types of antibiotics. ...Read more
Many differences...: Germ is a lay person's word and could be used to describe either a virus or a bacteria. It implies an infectious particle. There are many differences between bacteria and viruses including size, ability to live outside of a host, different types of reproduction, etc... The following link has some good basic information: http://www.Diffen.Com/difference/bacteria_vs_virus. ...Read more
Alot.: Germ is a lay term to describe all types of microbial organisms. Bacteria are single celled organisms that exist almost everywhere in the environment, on our skin, in our mouths, in our intestines etc. Viruses are sub-cellulat particles that contain a small piece of dna or rna contained in a protein envelope. Viruses are much smaller than bacteria and can even infect bacteria.Check a dictionary. ...Read more
Different organisms.: Candida is a fungal organism(yeast) which is a different type from a bacteria. They behave and cause different types of infections. Candida is treated with anti fungals like for example diflucan which comes in oral form or clotrimazole which you could find in a cream form. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics which come in different forms and used depending on the type of infection. ...Read more
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