Importance of not prescribing antibiotics
Updated: 1/29/2021
Importance of not prescribing antibiotics

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  • This is inside an indivudal who has a bacterial infection and was just prescribed antibiotics
  • The antibiotics killed some of the bacteria but some are still left alive and only exposed to the antibiotic. These bacteria are more likely to have a mutation to be resistant to this antibiotic
  • These bacteria evolved and are now resistant to that antibiotics. So now they have a selective advantage and can reproduce.
  • If this over-prescription continues, the bacteria will continue to become resistant until there isn't a antibiotic that can kill this strain of bacteria
  • Now by natural selection and over prescribing antibiotics, this individual is sick again and needs stronger antibiotics to become kill these bacteria.