Antibiotics are medications used for treating bacterial infections and diseases. The treatment of such infection or disease is paramount because failure to provide immediate treatment will lead to the growth and spread of the infection. Of course, when the infection spreads out, it can turn into a disease that makes it more difficult to treat.
If an infection worsens, treatment does not only become harder, but it also becomes more expensive. If treated earlier, it may only require a few days of antibiotic course treatment and a regular type of antibiotic. However, as a bacterial infection worsens, you not only need an increase in the potency of the antibiotic drug you are using, but also an increase in the course treatment. If four days treatment was sufficient prior, this time though, you may require at least 5-7 days of antibiotic treatment.
Antibiotics are a blessing to us because in the past, people succumbed to the very simplest of infections – the likes of which we now treat very easily with antibiotics. If antibiotics were already known in the beginnings of the earliest civilizations, it is likely that many did not have to succumb to the plagues of the past that brought down countless of lives and a massive dent to the population. If this were the case, then it is possible that the world as we see it now will be different as there will also be a significant spike in our population. Continue reading