On taking antibiotics
July 12, 2010 10:15am CST
I know of some doctors who give antibiotics to patients just like that. This is my personal opinion, that there 2 types of doctors when it comes to giving antibiotic prescriptions to patients. Type 1 - Doctors who immediately give strong or wide-ranged antibiotics. Beware of those doctors, chances are they just want to make a good impression on you by giving you strong antibiotics so the bacteria (whatever it is-without doing lab. testing) would immediately be killed, therefore the patient will get well as soon as possible. You would then think he's a very good doctor because you got well fast, so you would keep coming back to him for future visits. An important note: Once you get used to taking strong/wide-ranged/2nd or 3rd generation antibiotics, there's a big chance that that drug is not going to work for you anymore in the future. You'll end up opting for stronger and stronger drugs later on in life. Type 2 - Doctors who will not give you antibiotics, only paracetamol or antihistamines or anti-mucolytics. They will only prescribe antibiotics if you are on a worse stage or if you come back to him still complaining of the same situation after a few days. You may not like this type of doctor because you had to come back a second time before he gives a prescription for antibiotics. Some may think that these doctors are not good just because the cure they wanted didn't come as soon as they wanted. They are actually the better type. They don't care if you don't keep coming back to them for later visits. Why? Because they care about you long term. They know about the bad effects of antiobiotics. So don't listen to other people saying that when you get a fever or cough, antibiotics is the answer to the problem. My advice - get to know your doctor and ask as many questions as you can. After all, it's your health we're talking about.
12 Jul 10
You are right i also have come across some doctors who prescribe antibiotics just like anything. No matter for what problem you visit them they will prescribe you one antibiotics or other. But there are also some doctors who use their knowledge in right way and try to solve the patients problem in most natural way possible.