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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
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Sy
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3 comments
Dr. Raffia Qutab
Have your doctor order a test to see which antibiotics you have developed a resistance to.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
when you do need an antibiotic, be sure to finish the entire course; otherwise resistant bacteria may develop
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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