How we’re Making Antibiotics Less Effective
Penicillin was hailed as a wonder drug when it was first invented in 1929 as it changed the way that diseases were treated and the implications of infections. They came along and radicalised the medical field as deadly diseases didn’t need to be fatal anymore. They were quickly dispensed to the general population to improve the lifespans of citizens with life threatening illnesses.
Now we’ve moved past the stage of these drugs being used cautiously and sparingly, antibiotics are now a one stop shop when it comes to the treatment of disease. Because of this bacteria is evolving to be resistant to antibiotics and when researchers figure out how to tackle one of these strains another immediately pops up in its place.
We now face going back to an era without the intervention of antibiotic drugs, an era when people could be killed by a simple disease or infection. This daunting prospect looms over both medical professionals and the population at large as it affects each and every one of us. There seems to be no adequate solution to this problem as bacteria and infections can adapt quicker than we can find the drugs to treat them.
If the cure is becoming less effective then our emphasis must be put on prevention, if we don’t let the bacteria infect our bodies, by reducing the amount of bacteria we come into contact with, then it can’t become resistant. This may seem like a pipe dream but at Sanondaf we strive to eradicate all harmful bacteria in our day to day lives. The most common places for bacteria to grow, like keyboards and workspaces, can be too difficult to clean manually but our touchless disinfectant system makes this a breeze. If you feel your workplace or home could use a consultation then get in touch with us today.