If you have ever wondered how to treat a cold or flu, or what your chances are of contracting a bacterial infection, then you’re in luck.
According to Dr. Andrew Wills of the University of Southern California, your chances of contracting bacterial infections are nearly 10 times higher if you have a cyst in your mouth.
“It’s been shown to increase the chance of a person contracting infection in a laboratory setting, even in the absence of symptoms,” Wills said in a press release.
“This finding is supported by other studies that have shown that cysts increase the risk of acquiring infections.”
So how do you know if you’re having a bacterial cyst?
You don’t have to go to the doctor, and the only way to know is to take a sample of your mouth to test for cysts.
So how can you tell?
The first thing to know when you have cysts is if you cough, sneeze, or gag.
“If you have an uncomfortable, or dry, mouth, your cysts may be pinkish,” Wils explained.
“If you do have cyst symptoms, such as fever or cough, you may also see the pinkish appearance.”
If you notice a pinkish or slightly cloudy discharge in your throat, that means you’re likely to have a bacterial or fungal infection.
“Fever or cough symptoms are more likely to be associated with bacterial cysts,” Wiles said.
Bacteria cysts are found in your nasal passages and throat, so it’s important to get tested for the condition.
If you’re concerned about your chances for infection, you should get a bacterial culture for the cyst and ask your doctor to do the test.
If you’re infected, you need to take antibiotics for about 24 hours, Wills explained.
You may have a chance of contracting the bacteria in your respiratory system, but Wills recommends avoiding these bacteria.
“The antibiotics will help protect the cysts from bacterial infections, which may be more serious,” Wels said.
“Cysts can spread easily, but cysts should be treated by the doctor who has the diagnosis.”
Bacterial cysts aren’t the only condition that can cause a cystic infection.
Wills also points out that the number of bacterial cystic infections increases with age.
He says that you should also look out for other conditions, such for allergies, diabetes, and depression, because you may have more of them than your healthy peers.
“A number of people with bacterial infections have had depression and other mental health issues,” Wells said.
“For those people, the symptoms may be much more severe than if they had cystic cysts.”
So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and you have bacteria cysts in your nose or throat, you’re more likely than your peers to have bacterial cystadenitis obliterans, a bacterial inflammation that is caused by bacteria.