Antibiotics and resistance

To Alexander Fleming, humanity owes a lot. Without his discovery of penicillin, many soldiers who survived the horrors of World War II would not have survived the various accidental infections that generally got into their wounds when they healed. Today, the antibiotic, whose foundation was laid precisely thanks to Fleming and his fungus Penicillium Notatum, is one of the most widely used drugs.1

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Thanks to them, you do not have to worry about such diseases as angina and borreliosis. Recently, however, the question of how to fight strains resistant to most antibiotics has increasingly come to the fore. This trend has spread with the massive use of antibiotics, as many bacteria can change their genetic makeup over time to alter the traits targeted by antibiotics. Then this benefit is passed on to the generation of bacteria, which increases the population of resistant strains. Due to the fact that bacteria have a short life cycle and can multiply within minutes, the likelihood of developing new resistance is very high.

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The reason for this is the excessive use of drugs, even if the style of treatment is ineffective and can not help the patient. 1. One of the possible solutions is on the side of the doctor. Before prescribing certain antibiotic treatment, the doctor should make sure that it is really the same pathogen that he believes, and if this is not necessary, use antibiotics with a narrow range of action. This means that the drug acts only on this 1 bacterium. The limits of broad-spectrum antibiotics require more research and investigation, they are beneficial for patients who do not have his natural microflora, but also for society, because they reduce the emergence of new resistance. But the basis for solving the problem of antibiotics is the health of each individual, so it is worthwhile to take care of him and take care of him.