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The first antibiotics

The first antibiotics

English microbiologist Alexander Fleming in 1929 discovered the first antibiotic – penicillin. This was one of the most significant discoveries of the XX century. The new era has begun in biology and medicine – the era of antibiotics. They were treated as a panacea, as they coped with the treatment of diseases previously considered hopeless. The term “antibiotic” is derived from two Greek words: “anti” – “against” and “bios” – life. It was first proposed by Professor Waxman in 1942.…

Bacteria

Bacteria

Bacteria differ from viruses very much. First of all, they are bigger, second of all, they represent quite self-sufficient live organisms capable of self-reproducing if corresponding feeding is available. Penetrating to a human body, certain bacteria find food and suitable conditions for reproduction, and diseases are appeared this way. Before the XX century, the doctors’ fight against bacterial infections has not differed from fighting against infection virus: all their efforts were directed at help to an organism to cope with…

Antibiotics are used not only to eliminate the symptoms

Antibiotics are used not only to eliminate the symptoms

During the treatment with antibiotics, the main goal is to remove bacteria from the organism. Only in this case we can be sure that it will not be relapse of the infection. So, it is very important to use only the recommended antibiotic by the doctor. The following situations may lead to continuing development of bacteria in an organism and consequently, to relapse of infections: used antibiotic is not active to an agent caused an infectious disease; an antibiotic is indicated…

Antibiotics are different

Antibiotics are different

There are different forms of antibiotics: pills, suspensions, or injections for parenteral administration (intramuscular, intravenous). There are antibiotics working topically. Mupirocin is an antibiotic for external application, one of the best remedies for treatment of skin infections, such as furunculosis, folliculitis, infectious complications in atopy dermatitis, infected wounds, and insignificant burns. Mupirocin is characterized by significant action against gram-positive microorganisms comparing to other antibiotics and it is used under prescription of the doctor.

Why not to be afraid of antibiotics?

Why not to be afraid of antibiotics?

Recently, antibiotics have been considered to be harmful and non-medical methods of treatment have been preferred instead. This and self-treatment often lead to adverse reactions. For example, improper treatment of severe tonsillitis may lead to development of rheumatic heart disease with serious adverse complications. Without antibiotics an inflammation of the middle ear (otitis) may lead to deafness, and of pneumonia to hospitalization or even fatal outcome. Therefore, it is very important to follow the doctor’s recommendations and not to refuse…