A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you use a combination of antibiotics to prevent infection.
Here are the top five:1.
Overuse of antibiotics is harmful and causes antibiotic-resistant infections2.
There are many ways to use antibiotics3.
The medications are difficult to use and require a long-term commitment4.
Antibiotics are more expensive than the medications they replace5.
Antimicrobial resistance poses a risk to the environment and human health1.
Use only the recommended antibiotics, the CDC warns.
The CDC recommends using antibiotics when:There is no other choice, including using a different antibiotic if it doesn’t work2.
You know that antibiotics are safe.
The CDC says:3.
You have a serious health condition that requires treatment with antibiotics4.
You can’t afford to wait and risk a hospital stay for a potentially life-threatening infection5.
The antibiotics are being used inappropriately.1.
Do not take antibiotics if you have or are planning to have an infection.
If you have symptoms, call your doctor right away.2.
Don’t use antibiotics to treat infections that have already occurred or in which you were previously infected.3.
Never use an antibiotic that was prescribed by a health care provider if you are pregnant, nursing, a new mother, or are using a drug that may affect a baby’s brain.4.
Never take antibiotics for symptoms you did not have before taking antibiotics.5.
Do your own research on the best way to use the medication and to avoid antibiotic-resistance-causing side effects.1,2.
The recommended antibiotic for your condition is gentamicin, which is used to treat the common cold and flu.
It can also be used for common stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.
The drug has an effective dose of about 3,000 to 5,000 mg daily, depending on how severe your symptoms are.
It also has the potential to cause a more severe infection if used inappropriately or for long periods of time.
The FDA says the dose may be increased if the antibiotic is given to pregnant women, who have a higher risk of developing drug-resistant strains of bacteria.