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.
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.
(2) These secondary infections are bacterial infections that infected the body while it was weak from the viral infection it had. (2) Skeptics of antibiotics believe giving out the medicine when not actually useful is unnecessary. They see it as Doctors pumping up patients with antibiotics when they are not necessary in the body. It is not guaranteed that someone with an ENT infection will develop a bacterial infection; therefore they believe doctors are taking u... ... middle of paper ... ...gh, I do believe that antibiotics should not be abused or overused. Doctors need to refrain from giving out antibiotics just because a patient is demanding it.
First, antibiotics can lose their effects, because the population is exposed it in different ways; for example, plants and animals that are treated with antibiotics that are similar to those used for human. Some antibiotics that are used in the wrong moments generate the biggest problem: bacterium resistance. The bacterium will survive, and the treatment will not be effective, causing the antibiotic useless for some treatments. Second, many drugs will have side effects, and when a person constantly uses, it not only will cause acute effects, but also will cause chronic effects that can be fatal. Chronic effects are severe, because they can affect the liver and kidney that are responsible for cleansing the human organism, excreting useless or toxic metabolites.
Many side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, thrush, allergies and even life-threatening bowel inflammation can occur when using antibiotics (NPS, 2012, para. 2-4). If people misuse antibiotics and take them for viral infections, they are not doing anything to help their condition, but they may be putting themselves at risk for increased discomfort and potentially life-threatening side effects. Antibiotics also cause the healthy bacteria in your body to diminish. Dr. Martin Blaser states, “evidence… suggests antibiotics may permanently change the beneficial bacteria that we’re carrying” (Conley, 2011, para.
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.
Antibiotics are medication/drugs that fight off and kill infections that are caused by dieses-causing micro-organisms. Infections that should not be treated with antibiotics are: • Common cold • Flu • Most coughs and bronchitis • Sore throats (except those coming from strep throat) • Some ear infections Antibiotics do not attack or kill viruses, they only attack and kill dieses-causing bacterial micro-organisms. What is bacteria resistance? It is the resistance to an antibiotic medicine which was once effective to the bacterial organism. Infections caused by resistant bacterial micro-organisms often fail to the standard treatment of different kind of antibiotics leading to prolonged illness and a greater risk of death.
Yet these results are stifled by the medical community, which is not only unethical, but it is potentially dangerous for those battling disease. In some cases, the pharmaceutical owned medical community goes so far as to sue or debase physicians who practice alternative medicine, thereby keeping their clientele safely in their grasp. Lives are being played with and new ideas are being stifled: in the United States. Other nations- European, Asian, and Australian- are practicing and discovering the merits of alternative medicine. Yet the nation so proud of its freedoms is shutting down research on treatments which may save lives- all for money.
Bacteria are classified in two different ways. There are the gram positive bacteria that are relatively ea... ... middle of paper ... ...esearch needs to be done in investigating the effectiveness of these natural antibiotics so that we may find more efficient ways to treat bacterial infections that will not have the possibility to produce drug resistant strains. With man made antibiotics, the risk is too great of producing these drug resistant strands because the power relies with the patient who is not well versed on the possible outcomes of their carelessness (Petrovska and Cekovska, 2010). If we seek out more natural ways to rid ourselves of these bacteria, then we will prevent the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria all together. Our ancestors first noticed garlic’s healing power and after we tested and proved that they were correct in its effectiveness, we must now learn how to hone the medicine to increase its efficiency so that we may help future generations combat this growing epidemic.