Antibiotics, although instructions for use
Antibiotics are prescribed in Pakistan too. When infected, how to optimize treatment without promoting resistant bacteria?
It is better that ten years ago, but the report of the National Security Agency of the drug, published in June, shows a further increase in our consumption of antibiotics.
If we abuse antibiotics, is that they often go for “magic” cures, it often reassures the patient and the doctor to prescribe. However, according to a study of Medicare, their interest is no in over 30% of cases. Worse, the fact of abuse makes the bacteria more resistant. They adapt to antibiotics supposed to destroy faster than we can develop new ones.
Hence the importance, for himself and his family, to learn more about these drugs.
IF I TAKE ANTIBIOTICS TOO OFTEN, THEY BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE?
More antibiotics we take, the less treatment may work. “Every time you take an antibiotic against infection caused by a bacterium, it will destroy it but on his way, he meets other bacteria and particularly those that inhabit our digestive tract, says Dr. Christian Rabaud, infectious disease specialists. Some of them, under the effect of an antibiotic taken repeatedly, can develop resistance. ”
Then, multiplying, they give entire lines resistant bacteria. Many of “our infections are caused by our own bacteria, shows Professor Rabaud. Nothing says that one day is not one of those that have become resistant which cause the disease. ” Certain antibiotics will be ineffective.
IF I TAKE FOR A VIRAL INFECTION, WILL I HEAL FASTER BY AVOIDING SUPERINFECTION?
If the probability of superinfection decreases, it only occurs in about 10% of cases, most of the time, antibiotics are useless and in all cases, they provide an opportunity for our intestinal bacteria of develop resistance.
Antibiotics as a preventive measure is justified “in frail people who would struggle to fight infection and sometimes in children less than three years under certain conditions,” said Dr. Gilles Urbejtel, general.
SOME ANTIBIOTICS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHERS?
The most common antibiotics are “broad spectrum”, able to tackle several families of bacteria.
The best known is amoxicillin prescribed for ear infections, the sinusitis, secondary infections of bronchitis and digestive infections and urinary tract infections. They are useful when you do not know what bacteria is involved or when to deal quickly without await the outcome of the analyzes.
MUST BE ASSOCIATED WITH A TREATMENT COURSE OF PROBIOTICS?
Disturbing the balance of intestinal flora, most antibiotics cause nausea , sore stomach, bloating , of diarrhea . Probiotics are often used to alleviate these symptoms, such as Ultra-yeast , anti-diarrheal medication, even if no study has shown the effectiveness of this habit.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO RESPECT THE DURATION AND DOSE OF TREATMENT?
Reduce the duration or dose of treatment with a higher risk of relapse because all pathogenic bacteria will not necessarily be destroyed. In addition, it promotes the development of resistance in the remaining bacteria.
LIVESTOCK BEING TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS, EAT THEIR MEAT INCREASES HE RISK OF DEVELOPING RESISTANCE?
Rabbits, pigs and poultry are the most exposed to a massive use of antibiotics species. But our antibiotic resistance comes first to those we make, much more than the meat we consume. As for the risk of being contaminated by bacteria in animals become resistant to treatment, it is low today.
WILL HE RISK TAKING ANTIBIOTICS FOR A LONG TIME?
Over time, the use of antibiotics increases the likelihood of making certain bacteria in our intestinal flora resistant and may one day contaminate us. This can happen especially with repeated infections. As noted by Dr. Urbejtel, “if the same infections recur after one or two treatments, identify the germ and choose the most targeted antibiotic. ”
CAN I REUSE MY ANTIBIOTICS IF I HAVE THE SAME SYMPTOMS?
The same symptoms may not be caused by the same germ, do not reuse antibiotics or give them to a child or loved one.
Thus, a congested throat and swollen lymph nodes reflected in 90% of cases angina viral immune to antibiotics.