Quite prescribing antibiotics for every little sniffle.
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.
Good historical summary though. Thanks.
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.
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.
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.
Golly - That's just Too Bad!!!
Get back to me when it exceeds a million a year...
Are you still killing your unborn?
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.
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.
Stop selling the s$&t at the feed store.
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.
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