If you think you’re getting extra protection from an antibacterial soap, you might be surprised to learn that these products offer no special prevention against germs — and may be harmful.
Antibiotics are one of the greatest medical advances. But if we aren’t careful how we use them, we’re setting ourselves up for drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Discover how doctors determine whether your sinus infection is viral or bacterial. Learn some practical steps you can take to ease your symptoms.
Just like good bacteria helps our guts, it also helps in your nose. Find out how to take care of these bacteria so they can fight infections naturally.
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Bacteria, whether in swimming pools, water parks or lakes, can cause recreational water illnesses like diarrhea and skin infections. Here are three ways to lower your chances of getting sick.
Cold weather brings a rise in upper respiratory infections — sneezing, coughing and stuffy heads. While you might think antibiotics will help you feel better, they aren’t always the right course of treatment.
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Most often, common colds are caused by viruses, and the best thing to do is let the illness run its course. But if a fever gets especially high, bacteria might be to blame, and an antibiotic might be needed.
Your vagina, by nature, has a slight smell. But a strong odor – one that many women describe as “fishy” – could be a sign of infection. Here’s what you need to know about bacterial vaginosis.
Intense breast pain, swelling and redness may indicate a bacterial infection called mastitis, which is especially common in breastfeeding women. Here’s why it happens and why it’s worth a call to the doctor.