Even if a person begins to feel better after a course of antibiotics, the strongest strain of the antibody stays alive with a possibility to resurface the sickness in the future. Experts therefore encourage parents to communicate and talk in detail with the medical expert to understand the role of antibiotics better and how delaying the course can be a viable option in curing the child from the ongoing ailment.
Antibiotic abuse is becoming rampant. According to the World Health Organisation, some of the most widespread ailments like tuberculosis and pneumonia are getting difficult to treat as the current strain of antibiotics become less effective.
"Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant. Antibiotic resistance is accelerated by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, as well as poor infection prevention and control," WHO.
The World Health Organisation also shares some important tips on how individuals can take small steps to avoid antibiotics abuse.
- Practice basic hygiene and sanitation to avoid falling prey to bacterial viral invasion.
- Wash hands regularly, prepare your food with utmost hygiene, keep yourself vaccinated and avoid getting in touch with people suffering from communicable diseases.
- Keep Your environment clean