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How we can minimise the misuse of antibiotics?

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kaismama 18 Sep 2014

Education of both drs and the people. We do what we can here.

DzooBaby 18 Sep 2014

Education! Too many people expect antibiotics when they are sick and many illnesses like the common cold and ear infections in children are viral illnesses and just need to run their course but patients dont like to go "empty handed" so a lot of Drs got into the habit of giving antibiotics "in case of secondary bacterial infection" but this has led to overuse and resistance. People need to be educated that antibiotics dont do anything for viral illnesses and not to expect antibiotics for them and also Drs are giving less "prophylactic" antibiotics (after surgery when risk of infection is low for instance)

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