A 35-year-old member asked:
what are antibiotics commonly used for?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial infection: Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
To Poison Cells: Anti (=against) + biotic (=of life) are poisons to certain living cells. Only 8 groups are known ; widely used to date. These started with the sulfa drugs, then penicillin, etc. A far older external agent, still used, is ethanol, which wealthy people, in ancient times, both washed their food in ; drank (in limited quantities.) like everything else, toxic/fatal if enough ingested fast enough.
Answered on Mar 21, 2020
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