ANTIBIOTICS...The Fight Against Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic resistant

Antibiotic. The term is generally used to refer to drugs that kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.  It's a standard prescription for bugs, sore throats, sinus infections, flu-like symptoms, and sometimes viruses even though antibiotics don't kill viruses.

You might already be aware of it, but antibiotics aren't always the answer.  The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is a hot topic during this month of antibiotic awareness week, and rightfully so because as antibiotic misuse increases, the effectiveness of these very important drugs decreases. And less you think that armies of these bacteria fighting teams are large, or that new strains of antibiotic forces are developed daily, think again. According to an antibiotic quiz on the AVMA site, very few new antibiotics are being developed, and the process is time-consuming and costly. In describing antibiotics currently in clinical development, the PEW foundation states "The success rate for drug development is low; at best, only 1 in 5 candidates that enter human testing will be approved for patients." 

That's why it's increasingly important that we preserve the efficacy of the antibiotics we currently have. Straight from a recent article entitled "Superbugs are Everywhere...How to Stop Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria", author Sarah Zielinski, who experienced a scary bout with MRSA, states a troubling possibility:

"Experts have warned that we may be headed for a “post-antibiotic era” in which the drugs no longer work. The drugs have been a literal lifesaver for millions of people, contributing to a dramatic increase in lifespan in the past century. A future without them is absolutely terrifying. A bout of strep throat, an ear infection, or even a cut on your finger could be deadly. Medical treatments that now save people - from chemotherapy to transplants to surgery to dialysis - would bring such a risk of infection that it might be too dangerous to perform them."

The article also notes that

"The World Health Organization had warned that antibiotic resistance had reached “alarming levels,”. A WHO survey had found that in some countries, antibiotics no longer worked for half of the people infected with common diseases like bacterial pneumonia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2 million people in the United States contract antibiotic-resistant diseases every year, and some 23,000 die from these infections."

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

So, if you weren't completely aware of it before, you are now! What exactly can you do to protect yourself, your family, and society in general from deadly antibiotic resistant bacteria strains?

  • Be smart about when to request or expect antibiotics from your doctor, and be responsible for your own health at all levels.
  • Do not take antibiotics for viruses.
  • If your doctor prescribes an antibiotic take the entire dosage as directed, even if you are feeling better before the prescribed amount is completed.
  • Drink fluids, eat healthy, rest when your body is compromised and ask your doctor about OTC drugs for colds, flu and other ailments if medication is needed.

 

WHAT NIXALL® CAN DO

First of all, lets clarify that Nixall® does not claim to be in the same arena as antibiotics, and Nixall® isn't used to heal, treat or cure any sickness, virus related or otherwise. Nixall® does however, do a great job at helping you with some common sense, everyday things that help keep your immediate environment cleaner. And, in general, cleaner environments contain less harmful bacteria, which translates into better health and less encounters with disease or contamination. Try these simple Nixall® product usages:

Keeping countertops and surfaces wiped clean with the Nixall® Disinfectant/Sanitizer and/or Nixall® Cleanser. Both have labeled instructions for use, and labeled effectiveness with proper useage.

 

Disinfectant Sanitizer

 

 Helping clean a minor cut, scrape, or sore that compromises the skin with Nixall® Wound+Skin. Nixall® Wound+Skin can clean the wound, and can also help accelerate the healing process if used regularly.

Helping keep skin and hands clean regularly with Nixall® Wound+Skin. It will keep skin clean and healthy as Nixall® Wound+Skin is non cyto-toxic. You can use the travel size to take with you on the road or in the air as well!

 

Maintaining cleaner air indoors by vaporizing rooms with a mixed solution of water and Nixall® Cleanser. Great application during winter months when air is trapped inside for months, and dry skin is an issue.

Cleanser

 

Using Nixall Vetresponse® for the cleaning, skin, and wound needs of your animals and pets. The animals need to maintain their health as well!!

 Nixall VetResponse for natural animal health

 

 

 

 

 * Nixall Cleanser has not been tested or registered as an antimicrobial disinfectant or sanitizer to kill or mitigate bacteria, viruses or pests on any surface - For that, please use our Nixall® Disinfectant/Sanitizer.

 

 

 

 


Kelly Frey
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