Question by  KathyM21 (26)

Does the use of antibiotics harm your immune system?


Answer by  oceanpearl (164)

No, antibiotics do not harm the immune system. The issue with antibiotics is that overuse in the general population can promote strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. To prevent this, antibiotics should be used sparingly and only for bacterial issues.


Answer by  Jonah14 (640)

It has often been argued that extensive use of antibiotics might have that effect. For precisely that reason you should not take many and only when prescribed.


Answer by  ana15 (116)

Yes, it can harm our immune system because antibiotic may alter the normal flora and may change the body's reaction to an infection, moreover antiobiotic may eradicate the weaker bacteria and may have the stronger bacteria be left and allow it to multiply.


Answer by  Cyndael (338)

The use of antibiotics can harm your immune system. The antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in your gut. You can replace these bacteria by taking probiotics during and right after your course of antibiotics. Other than that, antibiotics can harm you by being overused and helping bacteria mutate until they are resistant to antibiotics.


Answer by  Anonymous

The more antibiotics you take, the more likely you are to get an antibiotic-resistant infection. As a personal general rule of thumb, I ONLY use antibiotics when not doing so may threaten my life. Most commonly prescribed for sinus infections, but they clear up on their own. Always take themwhenprescribedforanabsessinyourmouth

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