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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

antibiotics...?


a healthy child....



very often when parents bring their children to seek treatment at clinics or hospital, they expect a correct, confirmed diagnosis for their children's illness....and they also expect that every illnessess need to be prescribed and cured by the wonder of antibiotics!


it is difficult to change our culture's mentality about antibiotics....antibiotics are prescribed for BACTERIAL infections and not VIRAL infections...not all common cough and cold need antibiotics as part of the treatment because most of them are viral in origins....it takes about 5-10 days to subside as that is usually the course for viral infections....


whereas bacterial infections make the patient more sick and unwell...and usually it is supported by several blood tests and other investigations...and the course of infections is usually longer....good doctors will know how to judge when to give or not to give antibiotics appropriately...


the reason why antibiotics are not easily prescribed for all ilnesses is because the patient will develop antibiotic resistant in their later life and may need stronger antibiotics to cure simple bacterial infections....the emerging of antibiotics resistant in the world is really frightening....


i observed 1 parent came to a private clinic and asked the clinic assistant to give her the medications that the doctor prescribed to her child previously as the child now is having fever, cough and runny nose....i saw the clinic assistant dispensing antibiotics and other medications to the parent without consulting the doctor!! this is absolutely wrong and easily will escalate antibiotics resistant!..


just imagine how it will be, if you or your loved ones, one day are down with a severe illness and have problems treating the infections just because there are no other antiotics that can cure the infections?....seek professional advice if you are in doubt...do not be your own "doctor" if you are not one...as you might out yourself or your loved ones in danger..if not now, maybe later....

3 comments:

nonie said...

very informative... never knew bout this thing... thanx Dr. ;)

Dr Ezura said...

thanx nonie...it's my responsibility to educate the public regarding this...: )

Sisbee said...

Dr Ezura, very intersesting I wrote a similar blog a few days ago. Your family is beautiful, we have a few things in common.