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The Hidden Truth Behind Antibiotics

You’ve heard of “you have to finish your antibiotics”, but have you ever wondered why is it so important for us to finish the entire course? 

Check out why below!

When are antibiotics required?

What's your next step if you are down with the common cold or flu:

When do you need to take antibiotics?

Common side effects of antibiotics

Did you know viruses can become resistant to antibiotics?

Is there a difference between antibiotics and antimicrobials?

Antibiotics is a specific type of antimicrobials used for bacterial infection treatment. On the other hand, antimicrobials is a broad term that includes antibiotics, antivirals, antiparasites, and antifungals which treat infections caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi respectively.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) arises when microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi) in humans, animals, food, and the environment develop resistance, rendering medications ineffective against them. 

This makes infections progressively challenging or even impossible to treat. This is a  pressing global public health issue, impacting individuals across various life stages and posing significant challenges to healthcare, veterinary, and agriculture sectors.

How does AMR spread?

Things not to do when handling antibiotics

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