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i've developed antibiotic resistance. what should i be watching out for in the future?

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Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Sy answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Use ONLY When Needed: Best is to not need to use antibiotics and to only take them when absolutely neccessary. You need to optimize your immune system: reg exercise, getting enough sleep/rest, stress management, healthy eating, taking supplements that can optimize cellular function. Find a doctor who does not always use antibiotics for every common cold or illness --usually viral.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
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Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely commented
30 years experience General Practice
Studies show 50% of ALL antibiotics written are UNNECESSARY
Mar 10, 2012
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
when you do need an antibiotic, be sure to finish the entire course; otherwise resistant bacteria may develop
Mar 10, 2012
Dr. Raffia Qutab
13 years experience Family Medicine
Have your doctor order a test to see which antibiotics you have developed a resistance to.
Mar 8, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bad wording: Germs can develop resistance over time when exposed to antibiotics by gene mutations. Humans are transient hosts for infecting germs, and they can acquire resistant germs from their environment.The host (you) are not antibiotic resistant.You are less likely to pick up a resistant strain if you limit antibiotic use to confirmed infections.
Answered on May 25, 2014

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