At one some points in our life, we get infected. Even the slightest cough or cold that we experience or the worst type of fever that we’ve had- we can all attribute it to the infection process. This indicates that infectious diseases are very common and is almost a main reason of sickness and hospitalization. This is also one reason why antibacterial drugs or antibiotics are very in demand and a lot of them available on the market.
There are different types of infections and bacterial infection is just one among them. Several others may include fungal, viral, parasitic and the likes. Bacteria can be found everywhere and in fact, we have good bacteria which reside in our own body - these are what we call our normal flora. There are also those which are not part of our body and when these strikes our system, there is a high chance for us to get infected- these are what we call the transient flora.
How Bacterial Infection Occurs.
Many factors can contribute to being infected and that includes our immunity to such bacteria and the strain that comes into our body system. If an infection successfully occurs in our body, the bacteria replicate and try to spread. This signals our immune system to take action - the reason why we develop signs and symptoms of infection like fever, heat and swelling. Sometimes, our immune system cannot perform the task solely so physicians need to prescribe patients with antibacterial drugs to kill the bacteria and halt them from further replicating.