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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 08:41 AM

52. There's some scientific evidence that he is actually not being foolish.

https://www.statnews.com/2017/02/09/antibiotics-resistance-superbugs/

And that’s one way to deal with the situation, said Dr. James Johnson, a professor of infectious diseases medicine at the University of Minnesota and a specialist at the Minnesota VA Medical Center.

“In fact sometimes some of us give that instruction to patients. ‘Here, I’m going to prescribe you a week. My guess is you won’t need it more than, say, three days. If you’re all well in three days, stop then. If you’re not completely well, take it a little longer. But as soon as you feel fine, stop.’ And we can give them permission to do that.”


Some doctors are starting to reject the idea that one has to take antibiotics for a set period of time to eradicate the bacteria. They believe taking antibiotics for longer than needed is also leading to resistance.

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