Antibiotics which may be made of synthetically or natural herbal medicine

Malaysia
March 28, 2013 10:22am CST
Antibiotics are drugs that destroy or limit the growth of bacteria or other specific organisms. Frankly speaking, I personally do not like to take antibiotics for treatment of a sore throat, fearing of side effect like skin allergic and itching. Rather, I choose to holistic natural medicines whenever sore throats strike . So what do you prefer ?
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• India
29 Mar 13
as i have been a medical student and worked in pharmaceutical company so i have a some understanding about the mechanism of antibiotics.. They are ofcourse helpful bt one shudnt make oneself used to these. . For a small pblm like sore throat i wud rather gargle with salty water rather than take an antibiotic unless it becomes too complex and painful
• Malaysia
29 Mar 13
Yes not only gargle with salty water but also antibiotic lozenges, which is pretty cheap and effective.
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@JohnRok1 (2052)
29 Mar 13
Well, tyrothrycin OK. But avoid antibiotics that are needed for really serious infections, unless you are going to complete a prescribed course. The cause of most antibiotic resistance is people having taken an antibiotic in too small quantities and not completing the course.
• Malaysia
30 Mar 13
I used ' difflam ' the antibiotic type instead..
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@jenny1015 (13398)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I do use antibiotics over those natural medicines. It is a lot more convenient for me. And I want faster results so not to get any of my kids sick, too.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 13
Yeah, I do agree with you that antibiotics, healing effects is much faster, however it also very effective in killing both anti-body and good cells in our body. Therefore, we have to endure side-effects which can weaken our body.
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@jenny1015 (13398)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
Actually, if a patient does follow what is prescribed by the doctor, this will not happen. We only get to be immuned with such antibiotics when we fail to take it according to the number of hours that it should be taken and the amount of antibiotics that we need to consume.
@wolfie34 (26894)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 13
What concerns me about taking prescriptive medicines, is that if you take them too often, won't your body slowly become immune to them, so they lose their potency and in fact weaken their strength at fighting off bacteria and germs? I take anti-depressants and did try to find out if there was a herbal equivalent, there was st.johns wort, but sadly because I have to take another medication I cannot take st.johns wort as it interfere's with it. But if I didn't the medication I wouldn't be able to live. So in some respect I have no choice but to take prescriptive medicine, however for colds and flus, I prefer to use home remedies whenever possible, although I am fortunate in that I don't tend to get that many colds, maybe because I am very active at the gym and I probably sweat out all the germs etc when perspiring.
@JohnRok1 (2052)
29 Mar 13
Best to avoid antibiotics where possible, because of development of resistant organisms. As one of my former bosses said to me, you may find that when you really need them they don't work.
• Malaysia
30 Mar 13
According to my experience I have tried an alternative called ' Homeopathy' is a system of medicine aimed at treating a person , instead of the disease diagnosed and at such can be used in any illness. Today, there is a growing body of research, suggesting that treatment by homeopathy is clinically cost effective and safe.
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@Hatley (130325)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Mar 13
hi alpha well since I have been raised in the medical field and find that antibiotics are the best way to go for an infection I will stick to my medical friends. I am fed up with holistic stuff as most often the patient ends up having to go to a real doctor to get healed from the damage caused by treatment of a holistic healer.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 13
I respect your choice to opt for western ways of treatment especially for virus and infection. However, today I can compromise between western and eastern ways of treatment and calls it in Chinese " Yin Yan " elements, meaning negative and possible effect...
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