Antibiotics is useless to take in the treatment of viral infections. Drugs of this type do not cure colds, flu, most cases of acute bronchitis and sore throat not caused by streptococci. It is useless to use medication in the treatment of the common cold and to treat most known bacterial infections. As a rule, these diseases can be cured by immunity or alternative drugs of other groups.
Before the use of antibiotics be sure to consult your doctor. This is because the use of antibiotics unnecessarily to treat conditions that are not caused by bacteria. Excessive use of media can have a negative impact on the course of the disease and the human immune system. With frequent administration of the drug a particular group of the organism develops resistance, and therefore the effect, if necessary, treatment of this bacterial lesions may be insufficient. In this case, the doctor may need to find an alternative drug that may also be less effective. Thus, you should not use antibiotics without any prior tests.
Antibacterial agents are divided into antibiotics narrow and broad spectrum antibiotics. The broad-spectrum antibiotics ("Ampicillin", "Tetracycline", "Chloramphenicol") appointed, if necessary, therapy for bacterial destruction, which was caused by an unknown type of pathogen. So, this group of drugs used in meningitis or pneumonia when the doctor cannot determine a specific strain of bacteria. Drugs narrow spectrum ("Penicillin", "Oxacillin", "Erythromycin") focused on therapy for specific infections and more effective against some diseases.
Antibiotics are effective against conditions caused by staphylococci, streptococci. Drugs to treat infection, sexually transmitted diseases, infections of the respiratory tract (pneumonia, lung abscess, some bronchitis), septicemia, endocarditis, CNS, peritonitis, pyelonephritis, cystitis, prostatitis, purulent lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Drugs are able to cope with the diseases of bones and joints (e.g. osteomyelitis), otitis, lesions of the bile ducts and post-operational complications resulting from infection in the surgical process.
Each drug can have its own contraindications and side effects, and therefore before the use of antibiotics should consult a specialist.