April 08, 2015

Antibiotics Aren't Always The Answer

Colds and many other upper respiratory infections, as well as some ear infections, are caused by viruses, not bacteria.  If antibiotics are used too often for things they can't treat--like colds or other viral infections--they can stop working effectively  against bacterial when you or your child really needs them.

Antibiotic resistance--when antibiotics can no longer cure bacterial infections--has been a concern for years and is considered one of the world's most critical public health threats.  CDC efforts have resulted in fewer children receiving unnecessary antibiotics in recent years.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/GetSmart/

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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