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1 posted on 06/03/2013 7:35:31 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Quite prescribing antibiotics for every little sniffle.


2 posted on 06/03/2013 7:40:29 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: neverdem

A little dirt never hurt anybody. My kids, 5 and 1, have each been on antibiotics once and I hated having to use them. I don’t carry hand sanitized in m purse, diaper bag, or truck. When we get sick we ride it ot and increase our probiotics intake. These germaphobe parents that drench their kids in Purell are just asking for trouble.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 7:43:05 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: neverdem
The title is a bit overblown, no?

Good historical summary though. Thanks.

5 posted on 06/03/2013 7:48:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: neverdem

Besides the infections, antibiotics kill off beneficial flora in our guts. The average American has had all of his intestinal flora killed off nearly 20 times by the time he is 30 (I actually read that last week in an article on Science Daily. The loss of intestinal flora allows the wrong flora to take over and inflict many maladies on us. Ulcerative colitis, various immune system problems, allergies, etc.


10 posted on 06/03/2013 7:53:29 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: neverdem

There are many things that must be done but two things that *patients* in the West (and particularly in the US) is not to demand an antibiotic from a doctor when you have the sniffles,etc.Viruses aren’t affected one bit by antibiotics.Second,when you’re given an antibiotic take it *exactly* as directed unless told otherwise by a doctor.That means if you’ve taken the pills for a few days and feel better you *continue* taking them for the original time span.


12 posted on 06/03/2013 7:57:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: neverdem

As some who avoids using antibiotics I recently had an incident that showed me what they can do.

A couple of months ago on a Saturday night, I had to drive myself to the VA across town for the emergency room, with a 103 fever that by midnight, I realized wasn’t going away, and plus the swelling was getting scary.

I refused to let them check me in for the night but they did put me on an intravenous antibiotic feed, I don’t recall ever experiencing that, and it was magic, within an hour I was a different man, I was really impressed by modern medicine, and the two weeks of antibiotics afterward really fixed up whatever it was, unless the short 103 fever of a week ago was related.

I hope they get a grip on all this abuse.


14 posted on 06/03/2013 8:11:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: neverdem
The rise of 'superbugs' is causing tens of thousands of deaths a year in the United States alone.

10,000; eh?

Golly - That's just Too Bad!!!


Get back to me when it exceeds a million a year...




Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 

15 posted on 06/03/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: neverdem

Right now, my other has an infected cyst and she needs to get it lanced tomorrow. Her oncologist (she is fighting breast cancer) drained some of it but she needs a surgeon to get the rest out. The oncologist was going to prescribe penicillin but he prescribed sulfa instead to fight the infection. I think we might see some return to sulfa and alternate means to fight infection. BTW, he told us that sulfa is quite effective against MRSA, Mom does not have that but he used it for “jut in case” as well.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 8:22:04 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: neverdem

I had to get rid of about 10 stinkbugs in my house today. This will continue for another month or so when they disappear inside till the Fall.

They are very annoying and get into anything.


19 posted on 06/03/2013 8:24:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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Stop selling the s$&t at the feed store.


28 posted on 06/03/2013 9:25:16 PM PDT by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: neverdem
"Unsanitary hospital environments and the negligence of cleaning staffs have also been identified as contributors to antibiotic resistance. Implementing new procedures for doctors and nurses would create more sanitary conditions."

That would be a good measure, with more attention to reasonable hygiene by everyone (e.g., washing hands after using restroom). Too many around us are spoiled rotten and filthy.


29 posted on 06/03/2013 9:51:05 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: neverdem

it’s not just over-prescription. it’s not even about giving them when the illness isn’t bacterial, because there’s no bad bacteria to mutate/make stronger in these cases. it is about people not taking the full prescription the full length of time. they start feeling better and stop taking the full prescription, but haven’t wiped it out totally yet, leaving stronger bacteria still alive, and then the bacteria rebounds and the person has a tougher strain, more resistant bug to get rid of.


31 posted on 06/03/2013 11:06:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: neverdem

Just a quick not on cleaning

Did you ever notice your doctors office does not smell like bleach?

That is because they use hydrogen peroxide.

It is surprisingly cheap- less than a buck a quart. I use it in the laundry and for washing cleanup around the house too. I buy it by the case now.

I had an agonizing problem with some itching on my legs - I could not sleep for months, and the doctors were clueless- I soaked them down with hydrogen peroxide poured onto a washcloth, and then soaked in a bath with another quart of peroxide in the water and it went away 100% (applied body lotion afterwards too - a good one, Neutrogena?)

Keep a supply on hand for when the SHTF


39 posted on 06/04/2013 10:50:04 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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