Did you know that Antibiotics do not work against viral infections like cold and flu and misuse of Antibiotics is leading to Antibiotic resistance throughout the world? Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by doctors to treat bacterial infections. Read this blog how to prevent Antibiotic resistance.
Did you know that Antibiotics do not work against viral infections like cold and flu and misuse of Antibiotics is leading to Antibiotic resistance throughout the world?
Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by doctors to treat bacterial infections. They are used for simple bacterial infections like a sore throat to complicated infections like pneumonia, sepsis etc. Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs when used appropriately.
Improper usage of antibiotics has led to alarmingly high levels of antibiotic resistance. India has become one of the largest hubs of antibiotic resistance with the identification of superbugs producing enzymes like New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1).
Unregulated usage of antibiotics in animals by veterinary doctors has also contributed largely to the development of antibiotic resistance.What happens when someone is affected by Antibiotic resistance?
With more and more bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics and hardly any new antibiotics being discovered in the last few years, it becomes the combined responsibility of the patients, doctors as well aspolicymakersto fight against antibiotic resistance.
Here's what you can you do as an individual to prevent Antibiotic resistance:
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Not just patients, it is also the responsibility of the doctors and health care professionals to take responsibility to reduce antibiotic resistance:
Article by Dr. Vighnesh Y, M.D (Internal Medicine)
Consultant Physician, CallHealth