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Antibiotics are a group of medicines that are usedto treat infections caused by germs
(bacteria and certain parasites). Aparasite is a type of germ that needs to live on or in another living being(host). Antibiotics are sometimes called anti-bacteria’s or antimicrobials.Antibiotics can be taken by mouth as liquids, tablets, or
capsules or they canbe given by injection. Usually, people who need to have an
antibiotic by injection are in hospital because they have a severe infection. Antibiotics
arealso available as creams, ointments, or lotions to apply to the skin to treatcertain
It isimportant to remember that antibiotics only work against infections that arecaused by bacteria and certain parasites. They do not work against infectionsthat are caused by
viruses (for example, the common cold or flu), or fungi (forexample, thrush in the mouth
or vagina), or fungal infections of the skin.
Occasionally,a viral infection or minor bacterial infection develops into a more
serious secondary bacterial infection.
There arevarious antibiotics available and they come in various different brand names.
Antibiotics are usually grouped together based on how they work. Each type ofantibiotic only works against certain types of bacteria or parasites. This iswhy different antibiotics
are used to treat different types of infection.
How do antibiotics work?
Someantibiotics work by killing germs (bacteria or the parasite). This is oftendone by
interfering with the structure of the cell wall of the bacterium orparasite. Some work by
stopping bacteria or the parasite from multiplying.
Which antibiotic is usually prescribed?
The choice of antibiotic mainly depends on which infectionyou have and the germ (bacterium or parasite) your doctor thinks is causingyour infection. This is because each
antibiotic is effective only againstcertain bacteria and parasites. For example, if you have pneumonia, the doctorknows what kinds of bacteria typically cause most cases of
pneumonia. He or shewill choose the antibiotic that best combats those kinds of bacteria.