3 parts of the body most prone to infection


Our body fights many bacteria and other harmful microorganisms every day. However, these parts of the body require additional care.

Pathogens exist on every possible surface of this world. They even exist on the human body invisible to the naked eye. In fact, not all pathogens are bad, and our body’s immune system can fend off most of these bacteria. However, some micro-organisms can still manage to invade our body and can cause serious infections and some parts of the body are more prone to infectious bacteria than others.

Oral cavity/mouth

One of the most neglected and disease-prone parts of the body is the oral cavity. Cavities and tooth decay are one of the most recurring health problems around the world. They are especially prevalent in children, adolescents and the elderly. Cavities, however, can affect anyone who has teeth, including infants, according to Mayo Clinic. A good oral hygiene and a dental care routine are essential to ward off bacterial infestations.

Ears

Most of us at some point in our lives have had an ear infection. Ear infections are another common recurrence in our daily lives.. These are often thought of as a childhood disease, however, they are not that uncommon in adults or even teenagers. According to PhotoniCare:

Generally, for an ear infection in adults, people with weakened immune systems or inflammation of the ear structures are at higher risk. Adults with diabetes and/or chronic skin conditions (such as eczema or psoriasis) may also be more prone to adult ear infections than most.

It is also advised by microbiologist Matthew Lee:

You should never stick your fingers deep into your ears. The skin lining the ear canal is very thin and prone to micro-tears.

The skin

Our skin makes up almost 15% of our body weight and is one of the first sensation receptors. Although very solid, it is however not impenetrable. Any kind of cut or injury that results in abrasion of the skin making it instantly vulnerable to all kinds of microbes present in the surroundings. It doesn’t take long for an infection to break out if treated negligently. Diseases like cellulitis and folliculitis are some examples of skin infections.

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