In doing this the bacterium is limiting the amount of access points into it. By doing this the antibiotics will struggle to get into the bacterium, making it more resistant. Misuse or overuse of antibiotics plays a key role as to why bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics. With antibiotics easily available these days people will s... ... middle of paper ... ...less bacterium will become resistant as the right antibiotics are prescribed. The government must control and monitor what is happening with regards to dispensation of antibiotics to make sure the doctors are doing their jobs properly.
Antibiotic resistance is a major problem that continues to expand as it threatens the lives of individuals throughout the world. Antibiotic medications are used to treat infections or diseases caused by bacteria. Antibiotics can save lives; however, the overuse or misuse of antibiotic drugs causes antibiotics to lose their effectiveness over time. Society needs to take action to slow the growing problem of antibiotic resistance by correctly taking antibiotics and by eliminating the excessive use of antibiotics. All bacteria have the potential to develop a resistance to antibiotics.
Instead, these infections are caused by viruses which, unlike bacteria, are unaffected by antibiotics. Incorrect diagnosis can also lead patients to using unnecessary antibiotics, which can sometimes be even more dangerous than otherwise left untreated. Besides the fact that antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria in the intestines, misuse of antibiotics provides an opportunity ... ... middle of paper ... ... antibiotic resistance has quickly become an increasing concern in recent times due to the growing use of antibiotics. To combat this problem, we propose that healthy intestinal floras be maintained after antibiotic resistance using fecal bacteriotherapy, and that processes of lateral gene transfer be disrupted before antibiotic resistance through the use of copper surfaces and after antibiotic resistance through synthesized CSPs. Continuing research in these solutions as well as implementing these strategies into mainstream medicine will certainly reduce the frequency of antibiotic resistance along with incidences of serious disease outbreaks in hospitals.
S. aureus is both pathogenic and opportunistic, taking every chance it gets to evolve and become more infectious. While it is found in the normal flora of the human skin, it is not until it invades the body and becomes truly pathogenic that a person should worry about this fact. So if it is on the skin, all it needs is a break in the skin or an opportunity to invade the host cells and do the damage. If there is a cut in the skin and the bacteria make it inside or even worse, into the bloodstream, they attack the cells and spread throughout the body. There are other situations in which this bacteria could become resistant and once it has, virulence factors help it to invade and spread rapidly.
Taking antibiotics when not needed may make users feel worse. Many side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, thrush, allergic reactions to the drugs, and even life-threatening bowel inflammations can occur when using antibiotics (NPS Medicinewise, 2012, para. 2-4). When treating a severe infection or illness, these side effects are trivial compared to the cost-benefit ratio the antibiotics provide; however, when people misuse antibiotics by taking them for viral infections, they are putting themselves at risk for increased discomfort and potentially life-threatening side effects. Antibiotics also kill the healthy bacteria in your body.
7. The unnecessary use of antibiotics on livestock and agriculture can cause antibiotic resistant bacteria. They put pressure on the doctors to choose specifically which antibiotics their patient might need because she/he has resistant bacterial micro-organisms to the specific antibiotic. The antibiotics doctors rely on will not be useful to the patients who need them and they are been used on livestock to mostly get better quality food. This will increase the chances of people getting resistant to antibiotics faster if they do not stop giving antibiotics to the livestock and instead give them better quality shelter, safe food and clean water.
The most common bacterial culprits are staphylococci and streptococci. Because both bacteria’s are commonly found on the skin and in mucous membranes. They can easily find their way into the bloodstream or open area on the skin and make their way to damaged areas of the heart. Once in the damaged heart tissues, they go deep into the vegetation which are composed of fibrin and platelets that surround the heart valves, papillary muscles and chordae tendinae. Once in the vegetation, the microorganism implants deep into the tissue which makes it difficult to use antibiotic therapy and other methods to treatment the infection.
As mentioned before, the super bacteria are developed and become stronger due to noncompliance with medical recommendations. This form of infection can be fatal since there are several types of antibiotics. If a person has an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, doctors will recommend another antibiotic, yet the new one will be more toxic and potent that the common-used drug. An example would be about the gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease. The therapy was just penicillin, but nowadays, penicillin does not work; it is necessary the use of either fluoroquinolones or cephalosporins (Antibiotic resistance, 2011), which are potent antibiotics when it is compared with penicillin.
Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Doctors consistently change their patient’s medicine because bacteria keep becoming resistant to antibiotics. Vaccines help prevent some types of meningitis, but not all of them. Bacteria reproduce really easily and rapidly, so a disease can spread really quickly. Bacteria Bacteria are living things.
Some advantages are; many antibiotics are capable of treating more than one infection successfully, and are also easy to administer (SuperPages, undated). There are also some disadvantages, such as; many antibiotics cause side-effects such as nausea and head-aches. They also destroy beneficial bacteria that the body needs, such as E. coli in the intestine, when destroying the infection. The biggest risk that comes with antibiotics is antibiotic resistance (Thompson, undated). Antibiotic Resistance is the ability for a microorganism to resist the effects of an antibiotic, therefore becoming resistant to the medication, and continuing to multiply even in the presence of the antibiotic (APUA, 2013).