Types Of Infections

What are the different types of infections? There is the presence of infection once the organisms causing diseases invade the bodily tissues of the host, they multiply, and the host tissues react to such organisms as well as the toxins produced by such organisms. Organisms which cause infections include the fungi, macroparasites, viroids, bacteria, prions and viruses. Usually the hosts’ immune systems are responsible for fighting infections. Aside from the hosts’ immune systems, pharmaceuticals also play a vital role in fighting against infections.

Types of Infections which are Caused by Fungi

Athlete’s Foot is also known as “Tinea pedis.” It is caused by fungi and is a common kind of infection. It usually affects the toe area. Its symptoms are burning, itching, and cracked skin as well as scaly in the toe area.

Thrush is a mucus membrane infection lining the tongue and mouth which is one of the types of infections caused by a fungus known as Candida when it overgrows in the mouth. It consists of sores which look whitish and velvety that appear in the tongue and mouth.

Tinea or also known as “Ringworm” includes ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot. Ringworm is a rash on the skin that forms like a ring. Jock itch is a burning and itchy rash in the “groin area.”

Yeast infection is also known as “Candidiasis.” Yeast infection can affect various area of the body in various ways. Skin yeast infections for example can cause rashes and itching.

Types of Infections which are Caused by Virus

Influenza also commonly known as the flu affects mammals and birds. Usually its symptoms are discomfort, fatigue/weakness, coughing, strong headache, muscle pains, sore throat, fever, and chills. This is serious compared to a common cold which is often confused with it.

Chicken Pox usually affects children. Blisters appear in the all parts of the body and are usually severely itchy.

Hepatitis B is a serious kind of infection caused by the “hepatitis B virus.” The virus invades the liver which may lead to chronic and acute diseases.

Common Cold which is also called “a cold,” “acute coryza,” “rhinopharyngitis,”and “nasopharyngitis.” The virus invades the “upper respiratory tract,” thus the nose is primarily affected. Usually its symptoms are fever, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and coughing.

Types of Infections which are Caused by Bacteria

Salmonella a rod-shaped kind of bacterium together with flagella attack the intestines and can cause food poisoning. Its symptoms include dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal cramps. To avoid this it is best to cook your poultry thoroughly and preserve correctly.

E.Coli is also known as “Escherichia coli.” It invades the intestines when it is ingested from ground beef which is undercooked, milk which is unpasteurized or apple juice. To avoid this it is best to cook your food well.

MRSA is also known as “Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” It can be found on the mucus membrane and the skin as well as through “body fluids.” This is one of the types of infections that should be treated as soon as possible by antibiotics and should not be allowed to spread.