ANTIBIOTICS are used to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. They work by killing bacteria or preventing them from reproducing and spreading. Antibiotics aren’t effective against viral infections such as the common cold, flu, most coughs and sore throats.
Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections that
- Are unlikely to clear up without antibiotics
- Could infect others unless treated
- Could take too long to clear without treatment
- Carry a risk of more serious complications
There are hundreds of different types of antibiotics, but most of them can be broadly classified into six groups such as:
Both the NHS and health organizations across the world are trying to reduce the use of antibiotics as they cause many side effects to the patients. Over usage of antibiotics causes GONORRHEA. This untreatable gonorrhea not only causes pain but also has been linked to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility, and neonatal eye infections, among other conditions. Therefore the antibiotics are to be taken in a limited dose to overcome the side effects caused by it.