Antibiotics Essay

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Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacteria. Antibiotics can save lives, if used properly. Antibiotics either kill bacteria or keep them from multiplying.

Antibiotics do not fight virus infections. For example:
Most coughs
Sore throats (Exception: strep throats)

If you use antibiotics against viruses you will get more harmed than helped.

When you take antibiotics, you need to follow the instructions carefully. You should not stop in the middle of your treatment even if you feel better because some bacteria may survive and re-infect you.

Antibiotics saved lives in the united states for several years:
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Antibiotic resistance:-

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist on effects of antibiotic (which is very dangerous). This happens when bacteria eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotics. This gives time for the bacteria to multiply causing more harm. This can easily spread to your family member, co-workers, friends, and any other people you see
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This is a world wide problem.

Not only does antibiotic resistance happen to humans, it also happens to animals, which increases the problem.

How did antibiotic resistance occur?

Antibiotic resistance occurred because the overuse of bacteria.

How to stop antibiotic resistance…

Don’t take antibiotics unless a doctor tells you. If you are told to take antibiotics for a specific number of days, don’t take antibiotics for a shorter or longer period of time.

Antibiotic Resistance *ANIMALS*

Animals have bacteria inside of them just like we do. So they take bacteria so they can kill the harmful bacteria. But they take to much and instead of helping they harm themselves. Not only does the animals get effected, they spread the bacteria into the food we eat and they harm humans. They also harm the environment because when animals get out wastes they also get out harmful bacteria which can spread to people and harm the environment.

The most harmful antibiotic resistant
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