Antibiotics save lives and are an important means of treating many common and severe infections. However, antibiotics are often used in cases where they may not work.
Up to 50 per cent of all assigned antibiotics are not needed or are not effective. Every year, at least 2 million people in the United States are infected with antibiotics-resistant bacteria and have at least 23,000 lives.
"Antibiotic resistance can occur when bacteria do not respond much to the killer drugs," said Nirav D., director of the Illinois Health Department. Shah "Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are much more deadly and can be cured. When antibiotics are not needed, it can cause side effects, such as rash, nausea, diarrhea, yeast infections and rotation. It can also trigger antibiotics, which is one of the most dangerous threats to public health. «
In order to help stop the misuse of antibiotics, IDPH manages the provincial "Preventive Drugs and Dangerous Errors" campaign to assist in the use of appropriate antibiotics in doctors' offices. During the Antibiotic Awareness Week, IDPH invites people to learn about themselves, their families, and their community about how to combat antibiotics. Improving the way antibiotics are administered by health care providers and how they can be used to help combat antibiotics. Prevention of antibiotic resistance will help keep these life-saving drugs in the future.
Antibiotics do not work in viruses, such as those that cause mucus, whether it is thick, yellow or green, which can cause colds, influenza, or swelling. Getting antibiotics does not make you feel good when you have a virus. Antibiotics are only necessary for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria, but some bacterial infections can be effective without antibiotics, including many sinuses and some ears infections.
How to prevent antibiotics:
• Ask the healthcare provider if there are other steps you can take to avoid the antibiotic.
• Do not ask for antibiotics if you think of your health care needs.
• Tell the antibiotics as a specialist who knows your health.
• Refresh your recommended vaccine to help prevent the illness.
• Wash your hands regularly to stop the spread of the disease.
Enable antipyretic antivirus on @CDCgov and @IDPH for updates. More about antibiotics can be found on the Awareness Week online.
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