What are antibiotics?
Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria (pathogens). However not always
you can stop the growth of bacteria or kill them all. The strongest can survive and continue
spread out. A person can get sick again. In this case, it becomes more difficult to kill pathogens.
The more often you take an antibiotic, the more likely it is that it will stop acting on bacteria. because of This makes some diseases difficult to control. The treatment takes more time, and have to go to the doctor more often. And you may need to take stronger medicines.
The two main causative agents of infection are bacteria. and viruses. Because of them, we get sick most often. Antibiotics kill bacteria, but do not affect viruses.
Viruses are the cause of:
- sore throat
- runny nose
- ear infections.
These diseases often go away on their own. Ask your doctor what you can do to improve your well-being.
If you have a viral disease, then take antibiotics are not a good idea.
Antibiotics do not act on viruses.
Taking antibiotics unnecessarily may
lead to the opposite effect: they will not
act when necessary.