Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type of antimicrobial used specifically against bacteria, and are often used in medical treatment of bacterial infections. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Several antibiotic agents are also effective against a number of fungi, protozoans and some are toxic to humans and animals, even when given in therapeutic dosage. Antibiotics are not effective against viruses such as the common cold or influenza, and may be harmful when taken inappropriately.Antibiotics revolutionized medicine in the 20th century, and have together with vaccination lead to the near eradication of diseases such as tuberculosis in the developed world.
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  • Dallas Necrotizing Fasciitis Lawyer

    …. The majority of people who get necrotizing fasciitis have additional health conditions that compromise their immune systems, such as kidney disease, cancer, or even diabetes. Medical professionals are aware of these risk factors, and know to take extra care when someone with a compromised immune system suffers a wound or bed sore. If a doctor, nurse…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 16 readers -
  • Degloving / Hand & Finger Injuries

    …. This can lead to permanent nerve damage, limited use of the hand, and in some cases, even amputation. There may also be fractures due to the trauma, injury to the blood vessels, and other types of life-threatening complications that can result in expensive medical treatment, and may even prevent a plastic surgeon from providing reconstructive…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 10 readers -
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    …, an elevated body temperature, or lethargy. What causes necrotizing enterocolitis? While the exact cause of NEC remains unknown, some experts believe oxygen deprivation during a difficult delivery may be a contributory factor. The lack of oxygen or blood flow to the intestine can cause it to weaken thus making it easier for bacteria that enters…

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  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … be prescribed antibiotics or require a tetanus shot. If the infection has already progressed, you may need to be admitted to the hospital. If left untreated, however, your infection may spread into your soft tissue or bones or sepsis may develop, which can be fatal. Because of the risks of infection, it is best to be on the safe side and visit…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Injuries

    …, a helmet can mean the difference between living another day and dying on the pavement. Spinal Injuries: In instances of partial or full paralysis, the cost of physical therapy and other spinal cord medical treatment[2] will be intensive and on-going. Therapy can quickly drain a person’s finances if they are not properly represented by a Duval County…

    Eric Block/ 39 readers -
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