Bacteria Health Topics

Featured Conditions and Diseases
Bacterial pneumonia occurs when certain types of bacteria overwhelm the lungs' defense systems. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth overview of this condition, explaining how it is spread, who is affected by it, how the illness is treated, and more.
Haemophilus influenzae type b disease is also known as Hib disease. As this eMedTV article explains, it is a bacterial illness that can cause a potentially fatal brain infection in children. This page discusses the disease in detail.
MRSA is a type of bacterial staph infection that can cause serious symptoms. This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of MRSA, including information on how this infection is transmitted, possible symptoms, and treatment options that are available.
A less-severe form of pneumonia, mycoplasma pneumonia is often classified as an "atypical pneumonia." This eMedTV Web page talks about this condition in more detail, explaining what causes it, potential symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
Also known as strep throat, streptococcal pharyngitis is a type of bacterial throat infection. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains what causes this infection, lists possible symptoms, and discusses treatment options that are available.
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that can cause illnesses such as sepsis and wound infections. This eMedTV segment discusses these types of infections and explains the transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment options.
Featured Medications
Achromycin is a type of antibiotic used for treating certain bacterial infections and acne. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at how the drug works, its possible side effects, and potential interactions with other medicines.
Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium is an antibiotic that is available by prescription. This eMedTV article describes the drug in more detail, explains how it works to treat infections, and lists possible side effects that may occur with treatment.
Amoxicillin ER is a prescription antibiotic used to treat strep throat. This Web page from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.
Amoxil is a prescription antibiotic licensed to treat certain types of bacterial infections. This page on the eMedTV site explains how Amoxil works, describes the various forms and strengths available, and lists possible side effects of the drug.
Ancef is prescribed to treat or prevent certain infections. More detail on the antibiotic is covered in this eMedTV article, including information on how this drug works, how it is given, and possible side effects. Links to more details are also provided.
Azithromycin is a prescription antibiotic that is prescribed to treat numerous common infections. This eMedTV article lists some specific infections that can be treated with azithromycin and discusses azithromycin effects, strengths, and side effects.
Aztreonam injection is a drug licensed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This eMedTV article discusses the antibiotic in more detail, explaining how it works, what to expect, how it is administered, and more.
Bactrim DS is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to treat certain types of infections. This eMedTV resource explains how this medication works and offers a more in-depth look at dosing information, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Bactroban is an antibiotic that is especially effective against MRSA when used as a nasal ointment. This eMedTV selection provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with information on how to use it, possible side effects, dosing, and more.
Biocef is a prescription antibiotic used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This page of the eMedTV archives lists conditions treated with the drug, how the drug works, potential interactions, possible side effects, and more.
Cefdinir is an antibiotic licensed to treat common bacterial infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. This eMedTV article discusses other uses of the drug and explains its effects, dosing recommendations, and possible side effects.
Cefixime is a type of antibiotic used to treat a number of different bacterial infections. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this product, with information on dosing guidelines, how the drug works, side effects, and more.
Cefotetan is a type of injection given to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections. This page from the eMedTV site takes a look at a number of topics related to this prescription antibiotic, including how it works, how it is given, and side effects.
Cefpodoxime can be taken as tablets or a liquid and is prescribed to treat a variety of bacterial infections. This eMedTV segment presents an overview of various topics, including how this antibiotic works, dosing information, side effects, and more.
Cefprozil comes as a tablet or an oral liquid that is taken to treat certain bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web site takes a look at a number of topics related to this prescription antibiotic, including how it works, side effects, and safety issues.
Ceftaroline is given to treat pneumonia or certain skin infections. This page of the eMedTV Web library offers an explanation of various aspects of this prescription antibiotic, including how it works, how it is given, side effects, and more.
As a type of antibiotic, ceftibuten is used to kill certain bacteria that cause various infections. This eMedTV Web page features numerous topics on this prescription drug, including dosing instructions, potential side effects, and general safety issues.
Ceftriaxone is a prescription antibiotic that is used to stop and prevent infections. This page from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of ceftriaxone and explains how it works, how it is taken, and what some of its possible side effects are.
A number of bacterial infections can be treated with the antibiotic Cipro. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on this drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Clarithromycin is a prescription antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. This eMedTV article offers an overview of clarithromycin, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.
Furadantin is an antibiotic used to treat and prevent urinary tract infections. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this medication, with information on how to take it, possible side effects, generic availability, and more.
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic approved for the prevention and treatment of certain infections. This eMedTV article describes the effects of levofloxacin, explains how the drug works, and offers general dosing information for the medicine.
Mefoxin is a type of antibiotic used to treat a number of different infections. This eMedTV article gives a detailed overview of this product, including how it works, instructions for using it, possible side effects, and more.
Moxifloxacin is a medication that can be prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web page explains what moxifloxacin is used for in more detail, describes how it works, and lists potential side effects of the drug.
Norfloxacin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat prostatitis, gonorrhea, and urinary tract infections. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this medication, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat a wide range of bacterial infections. This eMedTV Web page presents a detailed overview of this medication, with information on the various forms, how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Rifampin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections. More details are given in this eMedTV segment, including information on how the drug works, dosing instructions, and side effects. Links to various topics are also provided.
Rocephin is a prescription antibiotic that treats and prevents bacterial infections. This eMedTV page explores how Rocephin works, infections it is used to treat -- like meningitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- and how and when to take it.
Septra DS is a prescription drug used for treating bacterial infections, such as urinary tract infections. This eMedTV segment explores other Septra DS uses, describes how the antibiotic works, and explains when and how to take this drug.
Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim is an antibiotic used to treat various infections, including ear infections. This eMedTV page explains how sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim works, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists its potential side effects.
Sumycin is an antibiotic that is licensed to treat bacterial infections, H. pylori infections, and acne. This eMedTV resource further discusses this prescription medication and its uses, effects, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Featured Germs
Leprosy is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an overview of the bacteria, including history, possible transmission methods, recent statistics, and more.
Salmonella typhi is the bacteria responsible for the life-threatening illness known as typhoid fever. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at typhoid fever bacteria, including transmission methods, symptoms, treatment, and prevalence.
As this eMedTV page explains, scarlet fever bacteria are known as group A streptococcus. These bacteria cause more than 10 million mild infections each year. This page offers an overview of scarlet fever bacteria and the conditions they can cause.
Vibrio is a family of bacteria that can cause several different illnesses in humans. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides an overview of this type of bacteria, including a list of illnesses that are caused by it.
Vibrio cholerae is the bacterium that causes cholera. As this eMedTV article explains, the bacterium is usually transmitted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. The prevalence of cholera worldwide is also discussed.
Yersinia are the bacteria that can cause plague (among other illnesses). This section of the eMedTV library highlights these three important human pathogens, possible symptoms, and how common infection with them is.
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