Studies show good health is all important
- Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
- Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
- Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.
- A growing number of infections are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective.
- Antibiotic resistance leads to longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality.
Antibiotics are drugs used to preclude and treat bacterial contamination. Antibiotic resistance happens when microscopic organisms modify in light of the over utilization of these chemicals / antibiotics.
Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control infection or kill bacterial growth; in other words, the bacteria are “resistant” and continue to infect in the presence of therapeutic or proper levels of an antibiotic.
Antibiotic will not be affected on humans or infections caused by those bacteria which were antibiotic-resistant and these infections or diseases are difficult to treat than those which are caused by non-resistant bacteria. The approach of antibiotic uses needs to immediately transform into suitable way that no drug resistance will be developed in the future. The world has to make system to decrease the spread of infections during hand washing, vaccination and to educate people to safer sex and good food hygiene.
Antibiotic resistance is expanding to extremely abnormal states in all parts of the world. The common infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning, gonorrhoea, and food-borne diseases are becoming more difficult and sometimes untreatable due to inefficiency or poor efficacy of antibiotics.
Over-the-counter use of antibiotics made worse the situation further. In many countries the health workers and physicians are over-prescribed antibiotics without standard treatment guidelines can aggravate the condition as well.
To prevent and control the spread of antibiotic resistance as a first line therapy to reduce the overuse of antibiotics and use alternate treatment strategies like natural or traditional medicines which have antibiotic properties.
Nature has an effective and safe response to bacterial infections through a variety of phytochemicals. These have been used for many centuries in traditional medicine system for a treatment of a variety of conditions.
Plant products act as a natural antibiotic in a unique mechanism – in addition to its bactericidal action. The plant based medicines or traditional medicine system inhibit the growth of bacteria or eliminate the infection by stimulate the immune system, exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties.
To prevent and control the spread of antibiotic resistance as
- Never demand antibiotics if your health worker says you do not need them.
- Always follow your health worker’s advice when using antibiotics.
- Never share or use leftover antibiotics.
- Prevent infections by regularly washing hands, preparing food hygienically, avoiding close contact with sick people, practicing safer sex, and keeping vaccinations up to date.
- Prepare food hygienically, and choose foods that have been produced without the use of antibiotics.
- Prevent infections by ensuring your hands, instruments, and environment are clean.
- Only prescribe and dispense antibiotics when they are needed, according to antibiotic current guidelines.
- Educate your patients about how to take antibiotics correctly, and the dangers of misuse.
- Educate to your patients about preventing infections.