Bacteria are free-living organisms, with intracellular processes that may be susceptible to chemical interference—antibiotics. Some of these processes are similar to those used in our own, or our commensals’ (e.g., bacteria in our gut) cells, accounting for many side effects. “Stages” may refer to the bacterial load or to the physical effects caused by the infection but don’t refer to the life cycle of the bacteria themselves—syphilis, a bacterial disease that can progress in stages, is the same germ whether it is in a genital chancre or the brain, and can be transmitted—or eradicated—while completely asymptomatic.
Viruses are chunks of genetic code, wrapped in protein, that are able to penetrate host cells (often species-specific) and insert themselves into the nuclear (in the cells’ nucleus) DNA, where they can commandeer the cells’ reproductive machinery to replicate themselves and spread to other cells or tissues (or organisms). Because replication, host cellular injury, and immune response may all produce symptoms related to the infection, and because viral replication may not occur at a constant rate, some viral infections may be thought of as having “stages:” Herpes simplex virus may be “latent” (asymptomatic) or “active” (causing blistering), though the period of infection is permanent—antivirals (and normal immune function) suppress replication and symptoms but don’t eradicate the viral DNA. Only eradication of the infected cells—as with common colds—clears the infection.
Common signs and symptoms that may be experienced with an infection are fever; stomach upset; changes in bowel motions; fluid retention; headaches; changes in appearance of skin i.e. shiny raised rash or blisters anywhere on the surface of the skin. Signs and Symptoms of an infection are difficult to diagnose whether its bacteria or virus invading the body!!
Antibiotics might kill bacteria but cannot kill a virus!! Antibiotics also may not succeed to kill a bacteria if the bacteria is super resistant if you are someone who experiences frequent bouts of infection and antibiotic treatment is not proving its effectiveness optimally, then have you considered a second opinion maybe try a third opinion to heal from the inside out by finding the root cause to the infection!!
Could it be your experiencing changes in your life, and/or diet and lifestyle that has slowed you down? Unsure of the cause? Let me help you find it so you can defeat infection and dis-ease to create and encourage wellness and vitality!!
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