What is Antibiotic Resistance

What is Antibiotic Resistance


One of the biggest concerns we have with
prescribing antibiotics is causing something called antibiotic resistance. And this comes about when we use an antibiotic to treat an infection, or what
we think is an infection, it kills off a number of bacteria, but then there’s a
certain number of bacteria that are left that have either some inherent
resistance already, or they create it. And now those bacteria are left behind and
are multiplying. And then it becomes much more difficult to treat them with simple
antibiotics going forward. It’s not us that’s resistant; it’s the bacteria
that’s resistant. And we can spread that to others, and that’s really where the
problem comes in.

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