Antibiotics are killing us - Bacterial resistance


Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs and it is estimated that approximately 50% of antibiotic use, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, is inappropriate. At the same time, in contrast to any other class of drugs, every antibiotic use has a potential public health consequence – inappropriate use may not harm only the individual patient but contributes to societal harm by exerting an unnecessary selective pressure that may lead to antibiotic resistance among bacteria.


Antibiotics are the most important drugs that humans discovered because there are helping us against bacterial infection. In the 3rd world countries, the use of antibiotics isn’t obeyed under control or observation so there are many bacterial cultures reports of patients fulling with bacterial resistance of most antibiotics types. In this article, we will describe the black face of antibiotics and the role of us to fight bacterial resistance. Do you think that antibiotics are killing us? however, you take an antibiotic capsule, you must know this capsule can kill you in the long term. When can antibiotics kill us? To answer this question we should first know the story of penicillium, In December 1940, Albert Alexander a 43-year-old Oxfordshire Constable developed a severe facial infection after having scratched his face while pruning rosebushes. This led to severe facial infection and to his hospitalization at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. The infection progressed despite the administration of sulfur pyridine until February 12th, 1941, he became the first patient to receive parental penicillin for treatment of an infection. On that date, he was given under the supervision of 30-year-old Dr. Charles Fletcher. The discovery of penicillium was the point at which the scientists change their vision to microbes and with it, they had the first step to fight the aliens(bacteria). Nowadays, doctors and specialists become prescribed antibiotics as the main drug to patients to treat the infection that they have or may have, however doctors know the risk of using antibiotics without an accurate analysis of symptoms. Doctors should don’t prescribe antibiotics, nether if a patient requests. The risk of bacterial resistance that faces the human, if we don’t get the solution, we will go back before 1940 and the simple infectious bacteria will kill us easily and rapidly. The best way to solve this crisis is to stop using antibiotics.



First of all, Antibiotics are the human guard against bacteria so we must stop using them without an accurate diagnosis. Finally, I call for a world day to aware people stop using antibiotics without prescriptions.



Antibiotics Stewardship. (n.d.). Coursera.


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