Antibiotics do saves lives. They are effective for killing bacteria or stop them from growing.
Bacteria and viruses are the two main types of germs. Antibiotics can kill bacteria, but they do not work against viruses. Understanding the difference is crucial to maintaining good health.
Bacteria live in drinking water, food, soil, plants, animals, and people. Most of them do not hurt you, and some even help you digest food. But other bacteria cause bad diseases like:
- strep throat
- lyme disease
- ear Infections
- kidney infection
- ulcerative colitis
- skin & tooth abscess
- UTI & bladder infections
- staph Infection or MRSA
- conjunctivitis ~ Pink Eye
- periodontal (gum) disease
Whereas viruses can cause:
Sad fact is, antibiotics have the potential to harm you. Each time you take one, you add to the chances that bacteria in your body will be able to resist them.
The more often a person uses an antibiotic, the more likely it is that bacterial germs will resist it. This consequence makes some diseases very hard to control. You could end up sick longer, or require an even stronger drug.
Without exception, you should not take leftover antibiotics or somebody else’s. Lest you want to build an antibiotic resistance.