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Discriminatory use of Anti-biotics can lead to antibiotic resistance

Discriminatory use of Anti-biotics can lead to antibiotic resistance
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Antibiotics are medicines that are used to treat bacterial infections.

Antibiotic Resistance refers to resistance developed by bacteria against antibiotics or the ability of bacteria to mutate or change so as to resist the effects of antibiotics.

The more we use them, and the more we abuse them, the less effective they become.

But, people, irrespective of infections, whether bacterial or viral, use antibiotics. Antibiotics should be taken only against bacterial infections, not viral. Moreover, they should be administered as per the doctor’s prescription and direction.

Preventive measures

• Before taking any antibiotic ask the physician if it is required and beneficial.
• Always take antibiotics as prescribed by the physician.
• Take antibiotics to treat only bacterial infections.
• Do not take antibiotics in viral infections such as cold, cough, or flu
• Do not repeat the same antibiotic for the next time you get sick.
• Do not stop antibiotic before complete prescribed course of treatment.
• Do not skip doses.
• Do not copy the antibiotic with the same diseases which is prescribed for someone else.