Bacterial Infections

Bacterial Infections


What Are Bacteria?

Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms found in air, water, soil, and food. They live on plants, insects, animals, pets, and even in the human digestive system and upper respiratory tract. There are thousands of kinds of bacteria, but only a few actually cause disease in humans.


Folliculitis is a common problem that occurs most frequently on the scalp, but may occur on the legs, buttocks, or other body areas.


Impetigo is a skin infection that is generally caused by one of two bacteria: Group A streptococcus or Staphylococcus aureus .


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