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Are we creating our own "nightmare bacteria" by using too many antibiotics?

  • Yes, we are.

    By using antibiotics far too often, we have succeeded in making one hell of a future problem for ourselves. And that problem is a variety of bacteria that will no longer respond to the drugs that we have available to use. I believe this is how we all will end up dying.

  • Yes, we are.

    By using antibiotics far too often, we have succeeded in making one hell of a future problem for ourselves. And that problem is a variety of bacteria that will no longer respond to the drugs that we have available to use. I believe this is how we all will end up dying.

  • Overuse of antibiotics leads to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

    Antibiotics are an amazing part of the health care in the US and the rest of the world. However, I believe that we use antibiotics too frequently and oftentimes incorrectly. This can lead to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and diseases. Certain strains of disease (like TB in Russia) are already resistant to the medical treatments we have, and I believe this will spread to include more strains of bacteria and have detrimental long-term effects.

  • Too much use of antibiotics can cause serious problems!

    The amount of antibiotics that we use directly affects our immune system and its ability to fight off infections. This also causes the bacteria to mutate and become resistant to our antibiotics. This is a horrible trend that we must address if we want our medicine to continue to work for us in the future.

  • Yes, overuse of antibiotics allows drug-resistant strains to grow.

    We are contributing to the evolution of bacteria, and probably not in a positive way. We are giving bacteria the chance to resist antibiotics and grow stronger than we intended. People are not using antibiotics as prescribed. They need to use the WHOLE dose or the WHOLE bottle. Instead, they are only taking them until they feel better. This gives the bacteria a chance to evolve and gain resistance. So yes, we are creating super-bacteria which we will soon regret.

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