Antibiotics have come into our lives as a remedy for infections, that tormented mankind for ages. However, after these powerful new drugs were invented people began referring to them as «mass destruction weapons». It is important to know which antimicrobial therapy can help treat diseases, causing less harm to the body.
Despite the fact that these drugs exist for quite a long time people continue using them unreasonably and randomly. Antibiotics depressing not only pathogenic but also beneficial digestive tract microflora cause intestinal dysbacteriosis and allergy. This is especially true for pluripotential drugs.
Besides, pathogenic microorganisms turned out to be extremely resistant. The products improving process revealed that drugs destroy only sensitive bacteria. The strongest of them survive, their cells mutating. As a result, the number of microorganisms resistant to the growth of antibiotics.
What are Antibiotics?
Now there are hundreds of drugs selectively acting on pathogens of various diseases. Canadian Health&Care Mall offers a large spectrum of various antibiotics (Zithromax, Amoxicillin) that help to cure infections and other medicaments for all life’s emergencies. However, not all anti-infective drugs can be called antibiotics.
Medical books often use the term «antibiotic» to refer to all the antimicrobial agents. However, genuine medications are based on the drug substance produced by microorganisms or obtained with semi-synthetic methods.
Don’t mix up antibiotics with synthetic antimicrobial agents which are different in effect mechanism on infection and the body.
Treatment with Antibiotics
Antibiotics are useless against viral and some other infectious diseases. Since most colds and ARD are viral in origin, it is pointless trying to treat them with antibiotics or other anti-infective drugs. It also includes:
- hepatitis A, B, C, and others.
Antibiotics are not able to destroy fungi, protozoa, and worms that cause virulent diseases.
It is also known that diphtheria, botulism, tetanus are caused by bacterial toxins invading the body. That is why the treatment is conducted with specific antitoxin serum, without which the disease can have tragic consequences, even on the antibacterial therapy background.
Some chronic infections, such as pyelonephritis, are treated with antibiotics only in recrudescence period. Further treatment is conducted with synthetic anti-infective drugs and herbal medicine.
Acne treatment with an antibiotic is also considered unreasonable. Antibacterial chemotherapy in dermatology should be used in extreme cases. If you want to learn more about it watch the video:
And it is quite undesirable to use antibiotics for intestinal dysbacteriosis treatment due to their adverse effects on the normal microflora and intestinal tract immunity functions depression.
Remember that these drugs treat rapidly progressing or bacterial infections of vital organs, which the immune system can not fight itself.
Antibiotics are necessary if it concerns life and death situation. Still, they are the main means to cure: sepsis, intoxication, tuberculosis. So long as there are no other drugs that can so effectively and quickly treat a life-threatening infection.
Are Antibiotics Dangerous?
Fearing possible harm, some patients ignore prescribed drugs even if their condition is serious. Indeed, some antibiotics may have side effects. However, there are medicaments which may be taken together with them.
Antibiotics are essential at an acute course of disease – angina and pneumonia, as well as infection inflammation which is localized in closed cavities;
People after surgery are often also prescribed antibiotics.
Of course, prescribing such drugs, any doctor should estimate indications and counterindications. As in the case of hormonal and other potentially dangerous drugs prescription, it’s necessary to consider all benefits and risks of side effects.
How to Choose Antibiotics?
It is necessary to regard antibiotics as a quite serious step. Any initiative is inappropriate. For treatment to be successful it is necessary to choose a single medicament which will help in your exact case.
For amateurs in the pharmaceutical industry, i. e. all of us, it’s very difficult to foresee possible side and poisonous effects. And almost always they are caused by wrong dosage and the absence of «cover» drugs, which prevent complications. Besides, their arrogant actions cause multiplication of microorganisms resistant to a particular antibiotic. And, finally, without a doctor, it’s impossible to determine how long antibacterial therapy should last.
Correctly prescribed length of treatment is half the battle. Very often patients cancel medication after one or two days of treatment as soon as they feel better. But the weakened body is not always able to fight the disease itself. And in this case, the infection can turn into a smoldering, complicate with heart, kidneys, etc. diseases.
There are no «ineffective» drugs. Sometimes they are prescribed inappropriately by incompetent doctors. Besides people often take upon themselves such difficult and serious decisions.