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Doctor insights on: Preventing Antibiotic Resistance

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Are there steps I can take to prevent getting antibiotic resistance?

Are there steps I can take to prevent getting antibiotic resistance?

Not much other than.: ...Taking the antibiotics prescribed to the last pill. Avoid taking any left over antibiotic pill with an intention to prevent recurrence of same infection, e.g., self administration of Amoxicillin for sore throat. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

What can you do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

Only when Needed: One strategy is to not take antibiotics unecessarily. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, only bacterial ones. Using antibiotics when not needed increases the frequency of nature's defense response...Which is resistance. ...Read more

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How can you slow down antibiotic resistance development? Take half the pills?

How can you slow down antibiotic resistance development? Take half the pills?

Only use when necess: Very good question! also very controversial. First of all, only use antibiotics when necessary. A lot of times they are prescribed unnecessarily. Yes, abused. The more they're used, the more chance of some bugs building up resistance. The second thing is, when you do have to take them, take them completely! wipe out the little buggers all the way. No, don't take half the pills. Wrong! ...Read more

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Can you get antibiotic resistance for taking all of your antibiotics? Or is it only if you stop. I don't think I need them. Can I stop after 1 pill?

Can you get antibiotic resistance for taking all of your antibiotics? Or is it only if you stop. I don't think I need them. Can I stop after 1 pill?

Antibiotic resistanc: The resistant bugs are produced by weakening them with an antibiotic and letting them recover. The ones that do recover may be resistant to the medicine you just stopped. When the bugs recover the med may no longer be effective so a recurrence could be far worse. So finish the course so they do not come back stronger and resistant. ...Read more

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Took antibiotic a month back but again now my doc gave me another dose of antibiotic .Is it fine to take it?Will my body not be antibiotic resistance

Took antibiotic a month back but again now my doc gave me another dose of antibiotic .Is it fine to take it?Will my body not be antibiotic resistance

Not necessarily: But repeat antibiotics can affect your gut and immune system. Be sure you take probiotics (not at same time as antibiotic). I would also add chinese medicine and acupuncture to your treatment plan ANS it can help reduce antibiotic issues and balance your body which helps speed recovery. ...Read more

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I took two 500mg capsules of Amoxicillin that I didn't need to take. Am I going to contribute to antibiotic resistance if I don't continue the rest?

Antibiotic resistanc: Antibiotic resistance is more prevalent due to overuse and miss use of antibiotics. However, one dose should not be an issue so if you don't need the meds, don't take more. ...Read more

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What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?

What is risk of c diff if repeatedly treated with antibiotics? Also risk of antibiotic resistance?

Uncommon but real: This is an uncommon but real issue.Risk varies with the type/duration and intensity of antibiotic use (IV vs oral,etc.) Many centers do stool surveillance cultures to spot this in higher risk patients. Resistance is an everyday issue today which drives us to be selective & specific on antibiotic use.The risk of an individual having to deal with these is part of dealing with healthcare today ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antibiotic resistance?

Abx Resistance: It is the case where the bacteria develops mechanisms to fight our antibiotics and render them ineffective. ...Read more

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What symptoms of antibiotic resistance are the most important?

What symptoms of antibiotic resistance are the most important?

Continued infection: If you are infected with a bacterium that is resistant to the antibiotics you are taking, your infection may not improve. Depending on the type and location of your infection, cultures may be needed to pinpoint the specific organism. The lab can then run a sensitivity test to see which anitbiotics are effective. ...Read more

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Due to Medical error, antibiotic resistance develops to which antibiotic?

Not medical error : Not exactly sure what you are asking however antibiotic resistance isn't related to medical error. Bacteria have an amazing ability to adapt for survival and these adaptations can make a once useful medicine ineffective. Please clarify if seeking further knowledge. ...Read more

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How concerning is antibiotic resistance at this time? Are there any new antibiotics being created?

How concerning is antibiotic resistance at this time? Are there any new antibiotics being created?

Be very concerned!: This is a giant problem and getting worse, a very serious concern. Some new antibiotics are in the research pipeline, but various bacteria will also eventually develop resistance to any new ones. The main thing the public can do is 1) not insist on antibiotic prescriptions for common viral infections, which won't help anyway; and 2) urge politicians to limit antibiotic use in raising food animals. ...Read more

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How do bacteria become antibiotic resistance?

They Adapt!: Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where the bacteria no longer are succeptible to the drug. This usually occurs when the microorganism mutates its dna to be able to "inactivate" the medication. This is a type of "natural selection" amoung the bacteria. This is a real threat to medicine today. The overuse of certain antibiotics has contributed to this. ...Read more

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Does antibiotic resistance reversible, regardless of the organism?

No..: It is not.....You have to eliminate that particular strain from the body........ ...Read more

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How does antibiotic resistance develop? In the bacteria or in the person?

See below: There are a few mechanisms through which the bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. The resistance is in the bacteria themselves. ...Read more

Dr. David Rosenberg
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Antibiotic Resistance (Definition)

Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more