Antibiotics: Antibiotic Resistance Joshua Essay

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Antibiotic Resistance
Joshua Jock
January 6, 2015
BIO/101
Instructor: Pooja Thakur

Antibiotics are drugs that fight against disease and infections in our bodies that are caused by bacteria. Using antibiotics, infection is killed off in humans and also in animals and they are either synthetic or fungal and inhibit microbe’s growth. Some of us may not be able to use antibiotics like others because these drugs are resistant to the bacteria in our bodies. Antibiotic resistance is the ability for bacteria to resist what would normally happen if these medications are taken. The bacteria in our bodies survive and are able to multiply in our systems. The more we use antibiotics, the more our bodies may become resistant to them. Scientists are constantly working to develop new antibiotics to combat this. Every time we take antibiotics, sensitive and weaker bacteria are killed off but the stronger bacteria are left behind to grow and multiply, causing resistance.
Most people take antibiotics for everything they think it will help. In reality, antibiotics are useless to the common cold, which is the most popular reason people think that they should take these drugs. By doing this, you are only making your body resistant to it. It does not help to take a drug if it is not going to help you at all. Here are some things that we can do to make sure that our bodies do not become resistant. Ask your healthcare provider what it is that they recommend you take for…