20 TERRIBLE THINGS TO DO WHEN SICK

TAKING UNPRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS

You also don’t want to go overboard on antibiotics. In fact, never take them unless they have been prescribed to you. The thing about antibiotics is that they fight off bad bacteria in the body.

But isn’t the common cold – a bad bacteria? No.

A common cold and other common illnesses stem from viruses. So antibiotics – even when prescribed to you – will do nothing in fighting off these common illnesses.

Not only that, but taking a lot of them will also boost antibiotic resistance. Remember that antibiotics is the process of physically ingesting bacteria into our body to fight off threats. If our body builds up resistances, it’ll fight off the bacteria from those antibiotics like it would do with anything else. This is bad, especially when you get an infection that’ll resist antibiotics.

Updated: January 30, 2020 — 5:31 pm

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