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Some tips on use of antibiotics from HCFI

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  1. Practice rational use of drugs antibiotics
  2. Use when needed and according to guidelines
  3. Avoid broad spectrum antibiotics without appropriate diagnosis
  4. Prevent infections with the use of vaccination and by improving basic hygiene including hand hygiene and infection control techniques and sanitation in health care settings as well as in the community
  5. Farmers and food industry must stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Cough and Cold

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• Cough and cold are common in winter and should not be ignored.

• Throat pain without cough is usually bacterial in origin and needs medical attention.

• Sore throat with cough is viral in origin and requires no antibiotics.

• A red-angry looking throat is a dangerous sign and needs urgent medical attention.

• Do not give aspirin for fever in children.

• Warm saline gargles can be effective in sore throat.

• Cough not responding to treatment can be due to acidity.

• Cough can be the only sign of asthma.

• Do not cough in a handkerchief or in the fist or hand.

• Always cough on the side sleeves of the shirt.

• A person who has cough should stay 3-6 feet away from other persons.

• People who are coughing should not be allowed to go in crowded places.

• Cough lasting for more than two weeks should not ignored.

• Saline nasal wash is good for common cold.

• In the absence of secondary bacterial infection, no antibiotics are required in common cold.

Prescribing antibiotics

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Your doctor is at fault while prescribing antibiotics, when he/she

  • Prescribes antibiotics when no bacterial infection exists.
  • Prescribes the wrong antibiotic or the wrong dose.
  • Prescribes antibiotics for longer than necessary.
  • Prescribes strong antibiotics, when a less strong would be as effective.
  • Prescribes an expensive antibiotic when a cheaper but equally effective antibiotic is available.

You at fault, when

  • You demand antibiotics even when the doctor thinks it is unnecessary
  • You buy an antibiotic without prescription.
  • You buy an antibiotic without a bill
  • You stop antibiotics as your symptoms start improving and you do not take a full course of antibiotics.
  • When you change brands without the doctor’s knowledge.

Your doctor is at fault while prescribing antibiotics, when he/she

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , , , | | Comments Off on Your doctor is at fault while prescribing antibiotics, when he/she

  • Prescribes antibiotics when no bacterial infection exists.
  • Prescribes the wrong antibiotic or the wrong dose.
  • Prescribes antibiotics for longer than necessary.
  • Prescribes strong antibiotics, when a less strong would be as effective.
  • Prescribes an expensive antibiotic when a cheaper but equally effective antibiotic is available.

You at fault, when

  • You demand antibiotics even when the doctor thinks it is unnecessary
  • You buy an antibiotic without prescription.
  • You buy an antibiotic without a bill
  • You stop antibiotics as your symptoms start improving and you do not take a full course of antibiotics.
  • When you change brands without the doctor’s knowledge.