antibiotics

What is Antibiotics?


Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in modern medicine. Antibiotics cure disease by killing or injuring bacteria. The first antibiotic was penicillin, discovered accidentally from a mold culture. Today, over 100 different antibiotics are available to doctors to cure minor discomforts as well as life-threatening infections. Although antibiotics are useful in a wide variety of infections, it is important to realize that antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics are useless against viral infections (for example, the common cold) and fungal infections (such as ringworm). Your doctor can best determine if an antibiotic is right for your condition.

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Also known as antimicrobial resistance, Antibacterial Agents, Anti Bacterial Agents, Anti-Bacterial Agents, Antimycobacterial Agents, Bacteriocides, Anti-Mycobacterial Agents, Anti Mycobacterial Agents, Bacteriocidal Agents
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Antibacterial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term "antibiotic" was coined by Selman Waksman in 1942 to describe any substance produced by a microorganism that is antagonistic to the growth of other ...

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Using Antibiotics Wisely-Topic Overview

Mar 18, 2009 ... What are antibiotics?Antibiotics are medicines that kill bacteria. Bacteria can cause infections such as strep throat, ear infections, ...

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Antibiotic Guide:: Home

Feb 4, 2011 ... This guide from Johns Hopkins University provides current information about using antibiotics for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious ...

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Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help -- familydoctor.org

Antibiotic resistance is when antibiotics no longer work against bacteria. Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning to identify when antibiotics can ...

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CDC Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases: Antibiotic Resistance

Jan 21, 2011 ... Information about a national campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance through promotion of more appropriate antibiotic use.

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HHMI's BioInteractive - Antibiotics attack

Antibiotics attack is a tutorial designed to give any student background information on antibiotics, their function, and their targets. ...

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The Danger of Antibiotic Overuse

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Antibiotics Information on Healthline

Antibiotics are used for treatment or prevention of bacterial infection. They may be informally defined as the subgroup of anti-infectives that are derived ...

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Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as Colds Flu Most coughs and bronchitis Sore throats, unless caused by strep

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Antibiotics
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. There are many different types of antibiotics and they are one of the most commonly prescribed medications.

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TRI-ANTIBIOTIC
Prevents infections caused by minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.

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Antibiotic Otic
Neomycin, polymyxin B, and hydrocortisone is a combination antibiotic and cortisone-like medicine. It is used to treat infections of the ear canal and to help provide relief from redness, irritation, and discomfort of certain ear problems.

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ANTIBIOTIC PLUS
Helps prevent bacterial infection, and treats certain other skin problems.

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Antibiotic Cream
Neomycin and polymyxin B combination is used to prevent bacterial infections. It works by killing bacteria.

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Antibiotics, macrolide
It is important to understand the need to get the right treatment for common illnesses such as colds and coughs without encouraging antibiotic resistance.

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Antibiotics, penicillins
It is important to understand the need to get the right treatment for common illnesses such as colds and coughs without encouraging antibiotic resistance.

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Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Antibiotic-associated diarrhea occurs when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in your intestinal tract, causing harmful bacteria to grow beyond their normal numbers. The result is often frequent, watery bowel movements.

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Antibiotic (an-ti-bi-AH-tik) resistant bacteria (bak-TEER-e-uh) are germs that cannot be killed by antibiotics. These germs have mutated (changed) over time, making the medicine that used to kill them unable to kill them anymore. Antibiotics are a type of medicine that are used to kill the germs that cause some illnesses. Almost all bacteria in the world are becoming resistant to antibiotics. This can be very dangerous. If you develop an infection (in-FECK-shun), there may be no medicine left to treat your illness.

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Colds and flus - antibiotics
Colds and flus are NOT cured by antibiotics.

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