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Antibiotic resistance, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in general, is on the rise due to the overuse and misuse of antimicrobials such as antibiotics. The World Health Organisation has warned that AMR poses “a global threat” to humanity as it impedes the control and treatment of infectious diseases.

Do you avoid taking antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary?

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I would have to be dying
before I took them now.I do a lot to make sure I stay as well as possible. :)
I avoid them completely - there are many other steps to take before taking antibiotics, such as acupuncture, homeopathics and strong vitamin supplements.
by Lucy
I would do whatever the doctor recommended.
Yep, I can't stand the taste and I try to stay healthy enough to not have to go near them.
If i am sick, yes I would take anti biotics.

I don't like taking them but am not often prescribed them as I do not get common illnesses that require these.

I see nothing wrong with them if you really need them however disagree with taking them often for illnesses that will go away in a few days anyway provided you have a healthy immune system.

This is an individual thing as it depends on a lot of other health issues.
by Finy
I take iron tabs cause I have to but I dislike taking pills.
by Gia
If prescribed by my GP of 42years attendance, I would take them. I went to him due illness, & the 'speedy recovery' is assisted by antibiotics.

I always 'follow-up' those with some Inner Health powder, to replace the 'gut goodies' I lost through illness.
I avoid taking any pills unless absolutely necessary. I opt for natural remedies whenever necessary and my GP knows and takes my preference into consideration.
Today too many people are using antibiotic for everything. I have scarlet fever right now and I am allowing my body to deal with it without taking antibiotics. I promised the Dr. if my fever got over 101.0 I would go into the hospital, but so far I have been able to keep it around 99.2. Stay away from it if you can.
Good on you, lmars. And good luck with it.
by Vee
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