Sunday, April 30, 2023

Harmful effects of overuse of antibiotics in children

Overuse of antibiotics:

Overuse of antibiotics:
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat and prevent bacterial infections.
Most infections in children are viral in origin, and these viral infections heal on their own without antibiotic treatment.

Antibiotic resistance:

Antibiotics only work on the bacteria responsible for the infection to be treated, but they also work on the bacteria that are beneficial to our body. Therefore all bacteria are at risk of developing new antibiotic resistance mechanisms.

Antibiotic resistance is a serious global public health problem that has been growing rapidly and accelerating since the 2000s
If the antibiotic overuse habits are not stopped, antibiotic resistance could become one of the leading causes of death in the world.

The five golden rules of antibiotic treatment:

  • You take antibiotics without a prescription.
  • Follow your doctor's prescription to the letter.
  • You are using a treatment prescribed for someone else.
  • Ask your doctor for advice in case of side effects.
  • Keep antibiotics after treatment is over.