By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Hey, is there anybody out there?! How many times will we have to continue reading in the news that antibiotics are failing us before someone actually stops prescribing/taking them?
Here it is again. News headlines from MSNBC that read… Antibiotics don’t work for bronchitis – Study urges doctors to stop common treatment approach and Drug-resistant germs on the rise – Doctors say only solution is to cut down on use of antibiotics. Must I say it again? Antibiotics are failing – stop giving out useless drugs!
The first article, based on a study in this week’s Lancet Medical Journal, urges doctors to stop giving antibiotics for acute bronchitis. According to the article, millions of people with acute bronchitis are visiting medical doctors every year and most are being given antibiotics… “even though there’s not much evidence antibiotics help.”
According to the article, some experts are saying that the results of this study show that antibiotics are in most cases “useless for acute bronchitis and that no antibiotic, whatever the type, should be given for the condition.”
And if you think the antibiotics are going to prevent one from suffering a more serious illness such as pneumonia think again. According to the article, there is no test to tell whether a persons bronchitis is viral or bacterial. Apparently the decision to give these useless drugs is based on di-agnosis. Di meaning two, and agnosis meaning don’t know. The doctor does not know and the patient does not know (two don’t know = di-agnosis) but the patient expects the doctor to do something.
If that’s not enough, the same news network also reports that drug resistant germs are on the rise. According to the second article, there are great concerns about the dangers of antibiotics. Experts are saying that germs are becoming so use to antibiotics (like rats to rat poison and roaches to roach poison) that they are becoming incredibly resistant.
Use to be that the common medical route to treating an infected papercut on ones finger simply involved taking antibiotics. Today, thanks to the principle that intelligence exists in all matter (yes, even in bacteria), the medical route of antibiotic treatment may not work. That may lead to more potent antibiotic therapy which, in the case of a nurse practitioner mentioned in the article, may nearly kill you.
We are talking about a papercut, not heart transplant surgery. Can you imagine cutting your finger on your tax return and almost dying from the side effects of the treatment given? Talk about death and taxes. And what about skin infections, ear infections, and sore throats? Some experts say antibiotics will soon be useless.
My heavens, what are we to do? “The only solution, doctors say, is to cut way down on the use of antibiotics. In particular, no one should get antibiotics for the common cold or for other viral infections where they do no good whatsoever.” If we don’t cut back dramatically, experts say that millions may be facing deadly risk.
MSNBC: Antibiotics don’t work for bronchitis – Study urges doctors to stop common treatment approach
MSNBC: Drug-resistant germs on the rise – Doctors say only solution is to cut down on use of antibiotics
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