An antibiotic is a powerful medication designed to kill bacteria. These drugs enable physicians to cure bacterial illnesses like ear infections and strep throat.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can antibiotics be harmful?
- What are resistant bacteria?
- What is an antibiotic-resistant infection?
- How will the doctor treat my infections if one antibiotic does not work?
- How do I catch an antibiotic-resistant infection?
- How can I prevent antibiotic-resistant infections?
- If I do not take action to avoid antibiotic resistance, how am I affecting those around me?
- Will antibiotics be completely ineffective someday?
- Why would health care providers give antibiotics if not needed?
- If my doctor wants to give me an antibiotic, what questions do I need to ask?
- Do antibacterial products (such as antibacterial soaps) fight infection better than ordinary soaps?