Protections against Antibiotic Resistant Infections (continued)

Another precaution against antibiotic resistant infections is the proper use of antibiotics. One reason that we are seeing more antibiotic resistant infections is because of the overuse of antibiotics.

I live near the Mexican border. It is common practice for people to go across the border to buy antibiotics, when they have a ‘bad’ cold or flu, These conditions are usually caused by a virus and unaffected by antibiotics.

One should only take an antibiotic when it is ordered by their physician or health care provider. When taking an antibiotic, you need to take the full course of the prescription, otherwise the organism will not be killed.

These practices contribute to the organisms developing increased resistance to the antibiotics.



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