What Are Antibiotics And How Are They Used

Antibiotics

What are antibiotics?

What Are Antibiotic And How Are They Used – Antibiotic are a common medication. Doctors prescribe antibiotic to fight bacteria. Antibiotics are the most powerful medicines that fight certain infections. It can save lives when people use it properly. Antibiotic destroy

bacteria.

 

 

Usually, the immune system kills bacteria in the body with the help of White blood cells.

 

 

Sometimes the immune system cannot fight bacteria. In that scenario, doctors suggest Antibiotic to patients.

 

 

Penicillin was the first antibiotic. Ampicillin, amoxicillin, and penicillin G are penicillin-based antibiotic and are still available to treat a variety of infections.

Antibiotics

How do antibiotics work?

 

There are different types of antibiotic in the world and work in two ways:

 

  • A bactericidal antibiotic kills the bacteria.

  • A bacteriostatic stops bacteria from being multiple in counting.

Antibiotics are most powerful and very ineffective against viruses. For the treatment of a bacterial infection, a doctor prescribes antibiotic. Antibiotic do not work against the common cold and flu. If people overuse antibiotic then bacteria might become resistant and antibiotic become less effective. To treat a wide range of infections a doctor can prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Narrow-spectrum antibiotic are effective against only a few types of bacteria. Some antibiotic are made for attacking aerobic bacteria and other antibiotic work against anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria do not need oxygen but aerobic bacteria need oxygen. In the ‘prophylactic’ use of antibiotic, people commonly use antibiotics before orthopedic surgery.