Antibiotics is a type of antimicrobial used specifically against bacteria and are often used in medical treatment of bacterial infections. They kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.
In some of the cases the drugs could easily lead to death . Something that, like many of those interviewed in Resistance, an alarming documentary film by Michael Graziano, I find almost incomprehensible in the twenty-first century. Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere and everywhere. Survey shows that most of the problems happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing home.
The successful outcome of antimicrobial therapy with antibacterial compounds depends on several factors. These include host defense mechanisms, the location of infection, and the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of the antibacterial. A bactericidal activity of antibacterials may depend on the bacterial growth phase, and it often requires ongoing metabolic activity and division of bacterial cells.
What is antibiotic resistance?
Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial growth and continue to multiply in the presence of therapeutic levels of an antibiotic.
IN 21 st century people are using more dependent on drugs and antibiotics.Diseases are global problem . Every individual is facing some or the other disease.Every day we continue to read or hear news stories about superbugs, bacteria that are increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. This resistance is causing new infections and making it difficult to treat others. AS a responsiblecitizen we should know about the antibiotics we take – using antibiotics to treat viral infections like a cold or flu, using antibiotics too often, and not using antibiotics as prescribed are all contributing to the problem. Use antibiotics wisely to help protect your health and the health of your family and community.