Antibiotic Resistant Infections May Be Bacteria of Nightmares

Antibiotic Resistant Infections May Be Bacteria of Nightmares

Almost everyone has been guilty at one time or another of being prescribed antibiotics by their primary care physician, and then ignoring the stern warning to take all the medication, “Even if you feel better before the bottle is empty.” Now because of this, antibiotic resistance infections may have come sprung to life. Doctors gave heed for the above reason. They knew what could happen, and now it has. “Nightmare bacteria” that “post a catastrophic threat”, states the Center for Disease Control, poses a serious danger to the entire world population.

Every year in the U.S alone, close to 2.5 million people fall ill from antibiotic resistant germs. Out of these, over 22,500 perish. It is sorely because of these horrific bacteria that the individuals are passing away. Numerous other sickened individuals lose their lives because of lesser known complications from the antibiotic resistant infections.

As was stated above, these super powerful bacteria have been able to outwit antibiotics by mostly the antibiotic being overused, and overexposured. The germs are able to reproduce and move very fast. Wherever they go, intense infections always follow. As they meet up with other types of bacteria, they will trade genetic code information, which in turn, causes the other germs to become super bacteria also, and are able to fight against antibiotics in their own right.

There is a very dangerous bacteria, which has become basically completely antibiotic resistant, and it is called CRE. There are really no known drugs left to fight it. The only good thing is the infection is basically very rare, only killing about 600 people each year, but the CDC has found it in almost all 50 states. If you come down with it, it is essentially a death sentence.

Ironically, the infection, MRSA, is one well antibiotic resistant infection, which seems to be going down. Aggressive MRSA infections in hospitals went down over half from 2005 to 2011, in the journal JAMA of Internal Medicine. Yet, the quantity of invasive MRSA infections out of a health care setting has not really changed. It is believed MSRA outside the hospital has now surpassed people coming down with it inside the clinical setting. Humans are not the only species causing this problem.

Antibiotics that are being given to farm animals are not helping this nightmare. The United States government believes that nearly 75 percent of antibiotics are injected into both well and ill animals. The antibiotics are thought to halt sickness when animals are close to each other and can spread infection easily. Animals that take them also mature at a faster rate, but federal agencies are in the process of attempting to discontinue this sort of practice.

In the gloom and doom of the bacteria nightmare, there are things you can do to help stop the spread of resistance. If you are ill, you do not have to take antibiotics. If you are prescribed them, please make sure to take them all, and never skip doses.
Wash your hands. Good hygiene goes such a long way. Make sure you are up-to-date on your vaccinations. Cook raw meat and poultry carefully to kill all the bacteria. Just do what you can to be safe to fight against antibiotic resistant infections. Keep yourself safe.

Written by: Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

www.nypost.com
www.cdc.gov
www.usatoday.com

 

One Response to "Antibiotic Resistant Infections May Be Bacteria of Nightmares"

  1. George Meredith MD   September 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

    To Avoid Antibiotic Resistant Infections, Get Back to Basics!

    Most antibiotic resistant staphylococcus/streptococcus and other bacterial infections are, in fact, thanks to poor surgical training of general surgeons, plastic surgeons and emergency room physicians. Augmented by the know it all pharmaceutical industry and the morons at the CDC!

    The CDC rarely points out that MRSA, NDM-1, and other bacterial infections often are related to some (foreign body) implant. Silastic and other types of implants, road dirt, splinters, contaminated fresh water and bone fragments! Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).

    Solution: get back to basic surgical principals: Irrigate the wound at the end of operation. Or in the Emergency Room, in the case of a contaminated wound, remove road dirt, splinters, bone fragments, etc. AND, DO NOT CLOSE POTENTIALLY CONTAMINATED WOUNDS!!!!…pack the wound open and then change packing twice daily for the next ten days! Irrigate with strong penicillin solution.

    After clean elective surgery cases, if infection occurs, usually on the third postoperative day, then, open wound widely. Change the one inch plain Nu Gauze Packing Strips twice daily. Don’t rely on some super antibiotic. Get back to basics!

    High dose IV Aqueous Penicillin, 60 million units per day intravenously, was the drug of choice for MSRA and a host of other “antibiotic resistant infections”, before the all knowing FDA removed it from the marketplace.

    Those phony little Culture and Sensitivity (C&S) discs, Dr Anthony Fauci (CDC), give completely different sensitivity results when the concentration of penicillin is increased tenfold! And so, physicians must rely on high dose intravenous therapeutically effective, non toxic antibiotics. And adherence to basic surgical principals. Forget the phony culture and sensitivity discs.

    In many cases, in order to combat “antibiotic resistant infections, get back to basics. Forget the highly toxic, obscenely expensive, questionably effective super antibiotics!

    Search: George Meredith MD Comments for more information.

    “The best government is the least government.”

    George Meredith MD
    Virginia Beach

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