Is using antibiotics harmful?
Antibiotics are wonder drugs which have revolutionized the field of medicine and infections. But, when antibiotics are overused or abused, the bacteria develop resistance to them and the antibiotic loses its ability to kill the bacteria. Therefore It is imperative that antibiotics are not used when not needed. Do not pressurize your doctor for antibiotics for cough, cold or short fevers or ear infections, which are most of the time due to viruses. Do not self medicate with antibiotics without being seen by your physician.