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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Would 250mg or 500mg of amoxicillin 3 times a day for 7 days help an infected bug bite (bacterial infection)? 145lb. 24 year old male. No allergies.

Would 250mg or 500mg of amoxicillin 3 times a day for 7 days help an infected bug bite (bacterial infection)? 145lb. 24 year old male. No allergies.

Possibly: It all depends on what organism is causing the secondary infection here. Most commonly this would be strep or staph. The latter is unlikely to be successfully treated with amoxicillin. Recheck with your doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

Too many: Are you writing a paper for school? There are simply too many different bacterial infections to list them in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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Which types of bacterial infections would be around a tracheostomy tube?

Which types of bacterial infections would be around a tracheostomy tube?

Any: Any of the oral bacteria or any of the skin bacteria they are all in the area! if any contamination from lower GI tract those are possible, e. Coli, pseudomonas etc. Anaerobics, mrsa really anything can get to a trach! ...Read more

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How does one get bacterial infections?

How does one get bacterial infections?

Exposure/germ factor: Infections occur when a germ is introduced to a location where conditions are supportive of germ growth.The germ begins to reproduce using local nutrient sources & invades the area.Some germs are benign hitch hikers & simply hang around while others are invasive & elaborate toxic chemicals that are destructive to tissue. ...Read more

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Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

Can anybody get a bacterial infection ?

Yes: The human body has a whole community of good and bad bacteria living in a homeostatic balance. When this balance is disrupted, the bad bacteria can flourish and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Can I get a the same bacterial infection more than once?

Yes: Some bacterial infections don't create a strong memory or immunity in our bodies. Strep throat infection is such an example. School children sometimes catch strep throat from classmates every one or two years for several years. Gonorrhea, an std, is another example. A person can catch gonorrhea, get antibiotic treatment to clear it, and then catch it again a short while later. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a man get a bacterial infection from a woman?

Yes.: There are many possibilities including sexually transmitted disease (stds), strep and certain kinds of pneumonia. ...Read more

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I seem to always get bacterial infections after my monthly why is that?

Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more