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2011/04/09 05:10:31 (permalink)
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Antibiotic resistant bacteria

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13005739
 
Terrifying. Apparently one of the biggest contributors to drug resistance has been people taking low-dose antibiotics following cosmetic surgery. 
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    CloudStrife
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 06:06:33 (permalink)
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    It is a worrying future.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 08:39:17 (permalink)
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    I wouldnt worry, this has been coming for a awhile and apprently they have dsicovered a newer form of AntiB that will conteract that.
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    CloudStrife
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 08:46:01 (permalink)
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    Not me personally cu3ed.
     
    I think people will have to look after their bodies much better. Eat well, get rest, get their daily vitamins and minerals. Basically keep themselves in tip top condition so their body is able to try and fight off infection.
     
    I can imagine the price of any new magic antibiotics wont be cheap.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 09:22:04 (permalink)
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    Problem is we cant turn back now really, flu dieases and bacterias have kinda jumped up to the resistance we have developed, if we all tried to go cold turkey I think we would be in a worse state lol.
     
    Also theirs many many forms of Anit b Cillan, for instance Amoxycillan is most comonly used, for infections, but theirs plenty of other types of AntiB that can do teh same job and for some people better.
     
    Besides, the 7 strain Super Flu will be upon us then, and thats the one id really sh!t myself over.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 09:34:32 (permalink)
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    I don't think it helps being able to buy them over the counter in a lot of countries, I'm sure people take them when there is no need.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 09:35:57 (permalink)
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    Yea came back to add that, they are to easily handed out, and people take them for the slightest thing that it would have no use for.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 09:39:37 (permalink)
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    My granny goes to the doctors and doesnt leave until she gets what she wants and she usually gets it. Im pretty sure she takes what she feels she should take.
     
    If I sound hoarse she would nearly give you an entire chemist.
     
    People need to stop running to tablets when they feel sick and let their bodies deal with it if possible.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 20:39:26 (permalink)
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    Agreed CloudStrife - I think in the past GP's have somewhat handed antibiotics out like Jelly babies, certainly in my experience. I have a friend who got given some antibiotics for a bad cold...
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 20:47:45 (permalink)
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    eat well move well think well
    none of this pill business, anti b's have killed off all the good bacteria leaving people open to all trouble
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 21:31:10 (permalink)
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    Having spent weeks sick at the end of last year, and taking months to recover after it from a bacterial infection resistant to four different antibiotics (all the first line ones), I can vouch for this being quite a serious thing.
     
    And no, I did not 'have work done'.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 21:38:31 (permalink)
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    Work done?
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/09 21:40:36 (permalink)
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    cosmetic surgery CS ^

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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 02:09:37 (permalink)
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    badladmark

    Having spent weeks sick at the end of last year, and taking months to recover after it from a bacterial infection resistant to four different antibiotics (all the first line ones), I can vouch for this being quite a serious thing.

    And no, I did not 'have work done'.


    So you where on massive dosages of Anti B's before that that you became resistant to them?
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 09:30:49 (permalink)
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    No, I wasn't on antibiotics before. I was fine. I'd had a cold, and that was about it (and I think the strongest thing I took for that was some paracetamol) so there was no issue about me building up resistance internally.  I got a bladder infection (confirmed as bacteria), and  was given various antibiotics one by one which didn't do very much and over a period of a few weeks it got worse and spread to my kidneys, prostate and balls (yes, it was horrible). When I was admitted to hospital, they did all sorts of culture sampling and testing and said the bacteria was resistant to four of the first line antibiotics (at least they found the ones it was receptive to, so I was megadosed on them for another month- which was not all plain siling either). The consultant said about half of all UTIs are already resistant to one or more first line antibiotics (and often its just chance the first line choice works) and that multiple resistances is increasing and they are seeing more of it.
     
    I was just unlucky in getting one of those. Totally hammered me though. Was really, really ill from it, lost a scary amount of weight, and like I said, it took months to get back to normal
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 09:56:13 (permalink)
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    ^^^ really sorry to hear that mate, sounds horrible
     



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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 10:13:46 (permalink)
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    Hope you're feeling better now Mark, sounds awful.
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 10:31:55 (permalink)
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    That sounds unimaginably horrendous Mark. I winced just reading the description.
     
    Incredibly glad and relieved that you've seen the back of of it.

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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 11:44:39 (permalink)
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    Thanks you guys (and gal!)... I appreciate your concern. It was really, really horrible, I was so poorly with it,  but back to normal now (and trying to regain the weight and losses- aargh!).
     
    So folks- the moral to this story is- yes, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections do occur and they are nasty so watch out!
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    Re:Antibiotic resistant bacteria 2011/04/10 13:55:45 (permalink)
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    It's a serious problem for sure. We've known for ages now, you can read about it in medical textbooks decades old
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