Why Are Antibiotics Important

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Antibiotics How do you feel about antibiotics? Are they helpful or are they harmful, are they safe or are they dangerous? The current situation we are dealing with right now is should everyone have access to antibiotics in their homes. Today as of 2016 “antibiotics are life-saving drugs” (Dryden, M) but can be harmful if we don’t use them correctly. “Everyone prescribing antibiotics should consider both their clinical and public health responsibilities” (Dryden, M) because antibiotics are not something to fool around with. Antibiotics are needed drugs and the whole world depends on them. If we didn’t have antibiotics there would be many more casualties from bacterial infections then there are now. This problem is important because …show more content…
Antibiotics are very helpful and if you use them correctly they are effective as well as harmless. They “help bacterial infections go away faster” (Hamilton, Kaitlyn). All you have to do is “use the right drug at the right time at the right dose for the right duration” (Dryden, M) and you have used antibiotics correctly. If we already need antibiotics then why not have them in our homes? It doesn’t make any sense to drive to the doctor 's office to pick up some antibiotics that we could already have in our homes. It would just be a waste of time. We shouldn’t be kept from something we all need and use because if antibiotics are as important as everyone says they are then we should have them in our homes at all times in case of emergency. It would be bad if you needed antibiotics instantly but you didn’t have them with you because they were all at the doctor’s office. If something like that ever happened someone could die if they didn’t have the antibiotics depending on the severity of the situation. Another reason that we should have access to antibiotics in our homes is because if they were all stockpiled in hospitals and doctor’s offices and something happened to those buildings we would lose a lot of important drugs that everyone needs. For example if ISIS bombed a local hospital people wouldn’t have access to antibiotics at all unless there is another hospital or doctor’s office nearby. My point is …show more content…
If we had a better way to make antibiotics safe and accessible there would be less deaths per year due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. My thesis was how can we prevent antibiotic-resistant bacteria? A solution to this is to use antibiotics responsibly and make sure you are following all of the instructions while taking them. Everyone should be aware of this because it is a worldwide problem that kills many people every year. There will be no more antibiotics in the future if antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to grow but if people consider the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and use antibiotics in the proper manner they will continue to benefit the

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