Are some people more prone to getting bacterial infection?

In special crcmstncs. There are some very rare genetic diseases which can increase chances of getting bacterial infection (e.g. Scid) and some conditions (e.g. Having a spleen removed) which can also increase bacterial infection. Diabetics with high blood sugar also can get infections and certainly aids increases risk of certain infections, including TB and mai (a related bacterial infection).

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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...

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...

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...

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...

If you get bacterial infection from the same bacteria twice and the second time it makes you really sick, more than the first time, what happened?

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. ANSWERING FROM A GENERALIZED VIEW SINCE I HAVE NO SPECIFICS...OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM USUALLY GETS PRIMED WITH INITIAL INFECTIONS. THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS HELP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IN ERADICATING THIS PATHOGENS. IT COULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO GET YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM EVALUATED... Read more...
Be more specific. To get the most from the site you need to provide detailed background information & ask a question related to those specifics. You did not specify what bacteria or what type of infection.You give no clue on how it was confirmed & if or how it was treated. Without specifics, no reasoned answer can be provided. You are welcome to start over.This is not a chat room.Questions are not linked. Read more...

I have reoccurring bacterial infections. I get treated with meds but it comes back almost instantaneous. What can help me because the meds arnt workin?

Needs evaluation. You may need to seen by physician and need detail examination and laboratory study . There are several immunological disorder that needs to address . Is there any resistant organism? Which part you have infection? So i think you need thorough exam. Read more...

Can I get a bacterial infection by kissing someone?

Sometimes yes. Depending on where one kisses upon another person's body, he will bring some bacteria into his mouth, which means onto his throat and down into his tummy. If his mouth gets strep throat bacteria from kissing, then he can develop a strep throat infection. If his mouth gets h.Pylori bacteria from kissing, then he can get an h.Pylori stomach ulcer. Many other bacteria can also be gotten from kissing. Read more...
Kissing. I agree with dr. Kwok's note to you but wanted also to add now that syphilis is spreading in the heterosexual population like it has been spreading in the homosexual community. Syphilis if caught in the mouth through oral sexual contact can also be spread to others with saliva. Now most people will not have this infection, but if there is anything odd in your illness this test can also be done. Read more...