In many homes, amoxicillin is available on a regular basis as a reminder to take it whenever there are symptoms of a cold. Hold on! This is a mistake that a lot of people make, you know? Amoxicillin is not a panacea for cold!
Amoxicillin. It’s not a panacea for colds
The public generally believes that colds are inflammation and need to take anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation, but many people think that antibiotics are anti-inflammatory drugs, in fact, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are completely two things. Anti-inflammatory drugs are drugs that can relieve inflammation symptoms, specifically for inflammation. Drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen are common antipyretic and analgesic drugs, also known as anti-inflammatory drugs. And antibiotic drug is used for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infections, against fungi, viruses, such as invalid, so antibiotics antibacterial drug, and most of the body is not due to bacterial infection of inflammation, so antibiotics on its does not effect, more than 80% of a cold is caused by viruses, such as the flu is caused by influenza virus, Antibiotics like amoxicillin have no effect at all.
What circumstance ability takes amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin class, which has a strong antibacterial effect and strong ability to penetrate cell membranes. It can be used for a variety of inflammation and infection caused by bacteria, and is commonly used to treat the following diseases:
Otitis media, pharyngitis, tonsillitis and other bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.
Acute bronchitis, pneumonia and other bacterial lower respiratory tract infection.
Urinary and reproductive system infections.
Skin and soft tissue infections.
Must first clear must be inflammation is a bacterial infection, inflammation may not have a bacterial infection, and antibiotics are used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as otitis media, tonsillitis caused by bacteria inflammation, need to take amoxicillin, amoxicillin is through to kill bacteria, however, from the source to solve the problem, alleviate the inflammation of bacterial infection with indirectly, Rather than acting directly on the inflammation.
If it is a cold or other disease caused by virus, it is not suitable to take amoxicillin, not only amoxicillin many antibiotics have side effects, but also cause the abuse of antibiotics, long-term abuse of antibiotics may cause drug resistance and other adverse consequences.
Abuse of antibiotics (amoxicillin, etc.), unexpectedly so big harm!
Damage to gut flora. There is a lot of bacteria in the intestines of human body, these bacteria are normally remain in a state of balance, and amoxicillin and other antibiotics kill bacteria are all against me, when will the destroy bacteria at the same time, between the flora of balance will be broken, a lot of amoxicillin drug-resistant bacteria will multiply, cause new infections.
Drug resistance. Bacteria are constantly changing, and long-term abuse of antibiotics will produce new antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and human ability to develop antibiotics is very limited, far unable to keep up with the speed of bacterial mutation. At present, bacteria resistant to most antibiotics have been found in many countries, and the most direct consequence of drug-resistant bacteria is that there is no drug available when facing infection. The struggle against drug-resistant bacteria has long begun. At present, two million people in the United States become infected with bacteria every year, and 23,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics continue to be overused, and the consequences will only get worse.
Upset the immune system. When antibiotics are used, many flora will be destroyed altogether. However, a large part of the immune system of the human body is based on the balance of flora. The abuse of antibiotics may break the balance of the immune system and cause a chain reaction.
Adverse reactions. Many antibiotics have adverse effects on the gastrointestinal system, blood system, skin and mucosa, and even the brain, disrupting the normal physiological balance of the human body, and may cause anaphylactic shock. For example, the most common side effects of amoxicillin are nausea and diarrhea, and may cause adverse reactions of digestive system such as pseudomemmembranous enteritis. As for the adverse reactions of central nervous system, sleep disorders such as difficulty in falling asleep, getting up early in the morning, and waking up frequently at night are the most common.
Anti-inflammatory drugs VS antibiotics, silly confused?
Our daily anti-inflammatory drugs, generally there are two categories, one is the hormone class, such as dexthasone, cortisone, and the other is the antipyretic analgesic drugs, such as our common aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen and so on. These are anti-inflammatory drugs that fight inflammation head-on.
And antibiotics generally can be seen by the name of the drug, the name with “mycin”, such as azithromycin, clindamycin; With “cillin”, such as amoxicillin, ampicillin; With “sulfa”, such as sulfadiazine, sulfamethoxazole; There are also cephalosporins with “cephalosporin”, carbapenems with “penem”, tetracycline with “cyclocline”, quinolones with “floxacin” and so on. All these are antibiotic drugs, which are used for the symptoms caused by bacterial infection, and indirectly alleviate inflammation by killing bacteria.
When you don’t know whether you have a viral or bacterial illness, it’s best to go to the hospital for a doctor’s treatment. Do not abuse antibiotics without permission.