Disease-causing organisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi) can grow anywhere in the body. As organisms grow in colonies, they multiply and become invasive. They can also damage cells through a variety of way, such as directly, through release of toxins or through allergic reaction. Many symptoms of infections are usually the result of your immune system mounting a response to an invasion by these foreign organisms.
Infection symptoms often present with inflammation, swelling, pain, and formation of pus-filled pockets at the infection site. Immediate medical attention is indicated with fever and joint pain, as this can be a sign that an infectious disease is spreading throughout the body.
We can help you discover the root cause(s) of your discomfort and give you therapies and tools to help you manage or eliminate it.
Here are some of the most common types of infection conditions that we work with:
Cold/Flu – are both caused by the same family of respiratory viruses, with differences generally being the severity of infection and the symptoms you experience. A cold is usually concentrated with symptoms in the head and upper respiratory tract whereas flu usually involves the whole body.
Earaches / Ear infections – Also referred to as Otitis Media. Earaches and ear infections usually occur following a cold, when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked and infected. The pus buildup formed by the bacterial infection causes extreme pain often accompanied by a high fever. Dysfunctional Eustachian tubes may also contribute to the problem.