Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic Resistance

Solutions to the matterTake an antibiotic exactly as the healthcare provider tells you. Do not skip doses. Complete the prescribed course of treatment even if you are feeling better. If treatment stops too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect.Do not take antibiotics prescribed for someone else. The antibiotic may not be appropriate for your illness.

Tons of germs few risistant

Antibiotics kill off the non drug risistant germs and leave the drug resistant to reproduce

The drug-resistantbacteria are now allowed togrow and take over.


Some bacteria givetheir drug-resistance toother bacteria, causingmore problems.

Examples of viruses Colds Flu Most coughs and bronchitis Sore throats (except for those resulting from strep throat) Some ear infections

Effects of Antibiotic resistance Every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply.

What causes antibiotic resistanceExtensive use of antibiotics in the community and hospitals has fueled this crisis.


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