Especially children and adolescents under the age of 17 are prescribed significantly less antibiotics. in Infants under five minus it was close 30 percent.
Effective against bacteria, useless against viruses
Antibiotics are important drugs in medicine Fighting bacteria, They are left with the flu virus or other diseases caused by the viruses Antibiotics are not effectiveIn addition, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of antibiotic resistance is rising at an alarming rate. particularly in hospitals enter bean sprouts which can cause pneumonia, blood poisoning or even wound infection and is no longer an antibiotic. This disturbing development is also due to the wrong and too long taking of antibiotics.
"Everybody should be aware that antibiotics are no wonder," he said Sven Seißelberg from KKH, "They help the body's immune system only with bacterial infections." On the contrary, if taken too long or wrong, they can destroy the beneficial bacteria in the body and cause further illness.
Handling responsibly and at home
Even as a patient, one can responsibly contribute to curbing progress. It is important to use antibiotics just like that prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist should be taken so that treatment is not prematurely too small or longer than necessary. also open packs of antibiotics it should never be undone or simply transferred.
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Patients treated in hospitals often suffer from the fear of becoming infected with bacteria during hospitalization. This concern is not entirely unfounded, since in Germany there is always an infection of patients with hospital bacteria. But not every germ is dangerous to humans.
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Photo: (c) fotolia.com / royaltystockphoto For years, medical professionals have cared for Day X in the treatment of bacterial diseases in which the pathogen cannot be treated with any of the available spare antibiotics.
- Flu wave: Young adults often take antibiotics
The DAK survey shows uncritical use in viral infections
Almost every other young man received antibiotics last year. Many of these regulations were questionable: one in five had a cold, which usually does not require antibiotics.
- One in four patients with a cold gets antibiotics
Nose is flowing, neck is swollen, head is heavy: If caught cold, lie flat. Approximately one in four patients on sick leave in 2017 received a doctor-prescribed antibiotic (24.4 percent). This is the current Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) health report.