Many of us have the tendency to stop taking antibiotics after we think we feel better, or we reconsider the doctor’s advice and we take them for a longer period of time. There is even a study that recently pointed that out, but is it really the best choice for our bodies or do we even know when to stop taking them?
First of all, let’s get this straight out. Taking antibiotics for a too long or short period of time, or not taking them how the doctor prescribed has the same effect. To be more specific, if they are not administered the way they should, antibiotics could create some kind of “powerful” bacteria which resist to antibiotics and that is the exact opposite of the initial purpose.
Once infected with this powerful resistant bacterium it is not only harder to get healthy again soon but we might as well spread the powerful resistant bacteria to other people. Think about the effect as a whole. By taking these bad decisions regarding antibiotics use, it might even lead to forming a mass of people who have developed the resistant bacteria in their bodies and not being able to be “cured” could also lead to death.
The scary part is that this phenomenon has already started. Another study points out that by 2050 we might encounter more of these problems rather than a serious disease like tuberculosis or cancer. In other words, when taking the decision to reduce or extend the period of time in which we use antibiotics there are also other things to take in consideration too. It’s not only about us; it’s also about what we’re creating by doing that at a mass level. We are creating a phenomenon which could become very difficult to control.