Antibiotic Resistance on the rise!

European Antibiotic Awareness Day is on November 18th. The goal of this day is to increase awareness regarding antibiotic resistance in Europe which is on the rise.

Both patients and doctors have a significant role to play in preventing antibiotic resistance which could have potentially disastrous consequences if it continues to increase at this rate around the globe.

If you are presenting with viral symptoms, an antibiotic will not treat this and these symptoms should generally resolve with over-the-counter remedies and time.

The following website is an excellent resource if you are unsure whether or not to attend a doctor with your symptoms or whether it can be managed at home without the use of an antibiotic:

www.undertheweather.ie

Let’s all work together in the global fight against antibiotic resistance!!

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