Skip to comments.Antibiotic 'apocalypse' warning
Posted on 01/24/2013 8:26:25 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming, according to the chief medical officer for England.
Prof Dame Sally Davies said bacteria were becoming resistant to current drugs and there were few antibiotics to replace them.
She told a committee of MPs that going for a routine operation could become deadly due to the threat of infection.
Experts said it was a global problem and needed much more attention.
Antibiotics have been one of the greatest success stories in medicine. However, bacteria are a rapidly adapting foe which find new ways to evade drugs.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Yeah, yeah, yeah...sounds like an excuse for them to let me die of pneumonia.
No, global warming is BS, bacterial tolerance for antibiotics is not.
Right, my kid had mersa from a scratch two weeks ago. It was a big deal.
Soooo....all that anti-bacterial soap we buy is not good, eh? (I HATE anti-bacterial soap....but try finding soap that is not, that you do not make yourself.)
Actually, I’m thinking of dish soap, and liquid hand soap. When it comes to hard, bar soap, I think there ARE more options. Just need to change my habits from liquid to hard.
Trader Joe’s and even Target have basic liquid soap. I had c-diff, so I am paranoid about antibacteria/antibiotic abuse.
So, they don’t have that tetra stuff in them?
My dentist, who is a friend, said this is a big deal. That we may have a tough next 20 years ahead of us. We should stop using anti-bacterial soaps and not go to the DR. over the flu. Surgery will be a bigger deal...they may have to start giving us medicine to build up our bodies to fight things off.
Bacteria resistant to a particular antibiotic has always been a problem but there have always been new antibiotics in the pipeline to deal with them. The regulatory burden, i.e. cost, of bringing a new antibiotic to market has grown so large that there are few in development currently.
In many cases the advertised anti-bacterial soap is just soap. They can get away with this because any soap that cleanses is killing bacteria.
COULD be...but, I DO read ingredients....and avoid those with the tetra stuff in them....am I being paranoid?
In this day and age, you can’t be to paranoid. Better safe than sorry.
Dr Bronner’s or JR Watkins soaps/loions
You are good to go.
“The rise in drug resistant infections is comparable to the threat of global warming,”
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a looming severe problem, yes, but that doesn’t mean the author isn’t an idiot.
I had MRSA, but acquired it in the hospital after surgery.
However, bugs like MRSA are not only existent in hospitals anymore...they are in the community. I know a teenager who had a similar experience to your son. They figured he got it at the gym, and as you said it was a big deal.
Common UTIs which used to be no big deal are now becoming a big deal as "bugs" that were once just hospital acquired are now in the community, and many are antibiotic resistant. I had a bladder infection but ended up in the hospital for 4 days on IV antibiotics because the bacteria was resistent to all but a few antibiotics, and those happened to be IV only.
My advice to anyone is to be vigilant if you get an infected sore or if you have a UTI that isn't responding to normal antibiotics...get a culture done so you know what you're dealing with. The threat is real and not something to be scoffed at.
I don't know any of this stuff so could it be that we already have come up with easy antibotics? And finding new ones are much tougher now that bacteria is much hardier than in the past?
Oil of oregano. olive leaf oil , Vitamins D and C just for a start.
Dang... that should have read “LOTIONS”! d’oh
There may be some truth to that but the main problem is that there simply isn't that much R&D on antibiotics because the cost to profit ratio is unfavorable.
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