Side Effects Of Antibiotics

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Antibiotics are one of the most common prescription given by doctors. Antibiotics are considered as antibacterial drug that are used to treat infections which is affected from bacteria, antibiotics play a vital role in treating bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not cure every illness it just cure infections caused by bacteria but it does not treat infections caused by virus ,so before taking any antibiotics doctor’s prescription is very essential ,whether the patient is suffering from viral infection or bacterial infection. Antibiotics that are taken in over dosage during viral infections can worsen the health of the patient and it also strengthens the bacteria from fighting from illness. consumption of more antibiotics leads to many serious …show more content…
Antibiotics are necessary during pregnancy, but taking them in large quantities can affect the infant with severe health problems like, Asthma, and respiratory problems. Overconsumption of antibiotics during pregnancy affects the gastrointestinal health, causing harm to the baby. It also changes the resistance of the natural bacteria given by the mother to the baby, and shows impact on immune system. According to (Mercola ,2012) women having vaginal infections during their pregnancy shows an impact on during child birth ,the unfriendly flora can predispose new born children to gut and psychology and physiology syndrome. The problems that are faced by gut and psychology syndrome and physiology syndrome can lead to many health problems for the infant as indicated below in the …show more content…
Bacteria changes itself or strengthens itself with the effectiveness of drug. Bacteria survies in the antibiotic dosage period and multiplies itself to cause more harm. Bacteria becomes more resistant to genetic mutation or accuring resistance from other bacteria. There are many ways that bacteria make themselves stronger one of such way is conjugation(simple mating process), where bacteria transfers the gentic characteristics from other bacteria. If the bacteria becomes strong it does not die with the dosage of the antibiotics . instead the infections makes the person condition still worse and should consume more antibiotics of higher dosage to get rid of the infection. Most common cold, ear fluid, bronchitis’s are caused by viruses and trying to treat then with antibiotics not only have any effects for these symptoms in addition they cause unnecessary side effects and may even contribute to antibiotic resistance. It has been found out that overuse of antibiotics for treating upper respiratory infections is common regardless of geographic area, patient demographics and physician specialty (Mary Jo Trepka, 2001). The following chart taken from United Kingdom hospital reports gives us the information on antibiotics

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