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Antibiotics

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Raul Sanchez

on 17 January 2013

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Antibiotic resistance is a form of drug resistance where some bacterial species are able to survive exposure to one or more antibiotics. Bacteria becomes resistant faster when antibiotics are used too often or are not used correctly (such as not taking a full course of antibiotics as prescribed by a doctor). Antibiotics What are antibiotics? How do antibiotics work? Conclusion Antibiotics are types of medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria. By:Raul Sanchez, Tony Clerici, Pedro Acosta, Jackie Garcia How To Take Antibiotics The two ways to take an antibiotic are in pill form or liquid form. www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/10278.php lymphoma.about.com/od/glossary/g/antibiotic.htm An antibiotic is a selective poison. It has been chosen so that it will kill the desired bacteria, but not the cells in your body. Antibiotic resistance health.howstuffworks.com/medicine/medication/question88.htm www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/antibiotic-resistance-cou_n_13 What can antibiotics cure? Antibiotics can cure many bacterial infections including:
strep throat
pneumonia
staff infections
etc.
Antibiotics cannot cure viral infections such as the common cold or flu. familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/prescription-medi... Side-effects of antibiotics Side-effects of antibiotics can be diarrhea or headaches. It can cause more sever side-effects if you have an allergic reaction. www.healthy-market.org/what_side.php Pros Cons In conclusion, you can obviously see that antibiotics are both good and bad for you in certain situations. Antibiotics also may wipe out bacterial infections, such as: sinusitis pneumonia urinary tract infections If a person with a bacterial infection decides to not take they're prescription, they will make the situation a lot worse by making the .0000001% bacteria stronger and resistant to that drug. and many more others Antibiotic may save lives in some cases http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-cara-natterson/antibiotic-drugs_b_784324.html
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