Many people are erroneous in their assumption that all types of bacteria are harmful and dangerous. In fact the body normally contains several types of bacteria that can be found anywhere from skin and mouth to the stomach. The majority of these bacteria aren't harmful but on the contrary - they aid the proper functioning of specific organs and systems. However, when dealing with bacteria, a delicate balance is always required. And if it gets affected somehow, the activity of bacteria can cause inflammation and infection. When a bacterial infection affects the body, your immune system is activated in order to eliminate the infection. In fact, the symptoms you experience with such infections are actually the response of your body towards them and not their actual activity. And when you are taking a treatment, you are actually aiding your immune system with additional potential to fight against these harmful forms of bacterial activity. A large part of bacterial infection can passed unnoticed by the person experiencing them. It's only when the body puts a heavy response we start experiencing the unpleasant symptoms usually associated with bacterial infections. In most cases these symptoms will reduce your activity and make you drowsy. Most forms of skin bacterial infections can be easily observed by the affected areas on the surface of the skin. Respiratory tract infections are identified by the discomfort and unpleasant symptoms in the nose or throat. Bacterial infections of the digestive system are manifested trough symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration and sometimes even ulcers. Bacterial infections are in large part due to the unfavorable environmental conditions or low defense capabilities of the body. Moisture and heat are very beneficial for bacterial development and activity, and when a person enters such an environment the risk of getting a bacterial disease rises quickly. The infection may enter your body in a variety of ways, and depending on the type of the bacteria and how it enters your body the infection will develop in different parts of the organism. For example, you can get an infection through the water you drink and in case your immune system doesn't manage to eliminate it from start, the infection will develop in the digestive system, causing unpleasant symptoms as the bacteria multiply and increase their activity. The measures you have to take during a bacterial activity depend on the severity of the symptoms and the type of bacteria that have affected your body. If the symptoms are mild you can even use home remedies that vary from country to country. More serious infections are treated with wide-range antibiotics like Doxycycline, which can address various types of infections in different parts of the body. However, if dealing with severe forms of bacterial infections that lead to such serious reactions like sepsis, taking Doxycycline will definitely be insufficient and you will require immediate hospital treatment. So as soon as you start experiencing any symptoms of a bacterial infection it's best to go to your doctor and consult on the type of treatment you will get. Remember that the sooner you do this, the easier it will be to eliminate the infection and prevent serious symptoms from developing.