While misuse of antibiotics
for human health problems is definitely a concern--those with a valid need for antibiotics
who don't finish off their prescriptions, for example, could effectively help bacteria develop resistance and make it stronger for when it infects its next host--a larger issue is the misuse of antibiotics
to treat the common cold and flu and other viral infections which do not involve bacteria.
were detected either in incoming safe water or groundwater sources.
If you are prescribed antibiotics
, finish the course even if you feel better.
Concern has been raised that antibiotic
resistance will become so widespread that we may soon not be able to fight off serious infection as people will have built up an immunity to antibiotics
By using several potent antibiotics
at the same time, the doctors were able to save the baby.
Can the recurrent earaches suffered by your child be the result of the antibiotics
prescribed to cure them?
Challenges In Developing Andmarketing New Antibiotics
There is a lot of work taking place to tackle antibiotic
resistance and reducing prescriptions of antibiotics
is just one strand of that work.
The use of antibiotics
is the single most important factor which contributes to antibiotic
resistance, and up to 30-50% of antibiotic
use in humans is either unnecessary or inappropriate.
Giles: True, but resistance to ototopical quinolone antibiotics
is not a major problem clinically.
All the samples were then tested for four genes known to make bacteria resistant to the antibiotics
tetracycline or sulfonamide.
Mice not treated with antibiotics
show much milder reactions to the allergens.