6 Things You Need To Know About Antibiotics
Simply Her Singapore|April 2016

There’s a lot more to these disease fighters than you think. Here’s the low-down on how to use them correctly.

Sasha Gonzales

They are only prescribed for microbial infections

Antibiotics are prescribed as a course and are administered topically, orally or intravenously. Dr. Wong Wei Mon, deputy medical director of Raflies Medical, says they are used to treat a range of illnesses, including bacterial conjunctivitis, sinusitis, external and middle ear infections, streptococcus throat infection, traveller’s diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, bacterial skin infections and pustular acne. “Antibiotics are a powerful medicine,” says Dr. Wong. “They assist the body’s natural defences to fight microbial infections, by killing bacteria or slowing their growth.”diarrhoea, urinary tract infection, bacterial skin infections and pustular acne. “Antibiotics are a powerful medicine,” says Dr. Wong. “They assist the body’s natural defences to fight microbial infections, by killing bacteria or slowing their growth.”

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