What Threatens with covid a Fascination with Bactericidal drugs

Uncontrolled intake of antimicrobial agents grows unkillable infectious agents in the body, doctors warned.

Patients with coronavirus themselves often insist that they be prescribed antibiotics, Doctor of Medical Sciences, a practicing physician, Professor Anton Ershov told Life. The physician emphasized that he prescribes such medications only with obvious symptoms of a bacterial infection, but this is far from always being understood by patients. According to him, from time to time between infected covid and doctors there is something like the following dialogue:

  • How, you will not prescribe antibiotics for me?
  • You do not have a bacterial infection.
  • No, appoint! But the neighbors were appointed!
  • It means they were appointed incorrectly.
  • That is, you are smarter than the doctor who appointed there?

I know many cases when a patient turned around and left them with the words: “You are not a highly qualified specialist, I will not go to you anymore.”

Amid the pandemic, the thoughtless use of antibiotics has reached truly catastrophic proportions, doctors say. In their opinion, there are basically three reasons for this. First, people mistakenly believe that the antimicrobial agent works against the virus. Second, doctors often prescribe antibiotics unnecessarily.

“This indicates the low level of medical education of the existing medical personnel.”

“Almost everything can be bought. Not in this place, so in another. And what can be ordered on the Internet, there are no questions at all. They ask:” Do you have a recipe? “-” Yes, there is a recipe. “Although there is nothing there and there never was “- Nikolay Malyshev

“I personally know a pharmacy in my area where they will definitely always sell me any antibiotic” – Anton Ershov

How to distinguish a bacterial from a viral infection

Anton Ershov named several main signs of a microbial infection: a productive, that is, a “wet” cough with yellow-green discharge (and, accordingly, the same snot), an increased content of neutrophils in the blood, the gradual development of symptoms and a special nature of the fever.

“With a bacterial infection, the temperature rises gradually, even sometimes imperceptibly for the patient and without a headache, as a rule. A viral infection is characterized by a sharp spasmodic rise in temperature with a pronounced headache” – Anton Ershov

The main infectious disease specialist in Moscow, Nikolai Malyshev, added changes in the lungs to this list, which are visible in the photographs.

“X-ray allows you to detect certain signs, one thing – just the so-called glass, and another thing when you can see that the defeat of the lobe, for example” – Nikolai Malyshev

Why are antibiotics “just in case” dangerous?

The fact that pathogenic bacteria quickly get used to them, or rather, adapt. And antibiotics stop killing them. This is called antibiotic resistance. Anton Ershov tried to explain in an accessible language exactly how it develops.

Relatively speaking, the bacterium “eats with its mouth”, and the antibiotic closes that mouth, and the bacterium dies. But some microbes come up with a different way of getting food, not by “mouth”, like everyone else, but somehow in a different way. There is a different way of their life, their existence, energy production, division, and so on. And the antibiotic that “closes the mouth” ceases to work. This is called antibiotic resistance. And we ourselves, with the help of antibiotics, initiate the growth, one might say, “improvement” of such microbes in the body

Anton Ershov

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Practitioner, Professor

Relatively speaking, the bacterium “eats with its mouth”, and the antibiotic closes that mouth, and the bacterium dies. But some microbes come up with a different way of getting food, not by “mouth”, like everyone else, but somehow in a different way. There is a different way of their life, their existence, energy production, division, and so on. And the antibiotic that “closes the mouth” ceases to work. This is called antibiotic resistance. And we ourselves, with the help of antibiotics, initiate the growth, one might say, “improvement” of such microbes in the body
The emergence of antibiotics once became a real revolution in medicine, but over time, their salutary effect only decreases, and more and more often new drugs have to be developed, the doctor of sciences lamented. He cited as an example staphylococci and streptococci, which are now becoming difficult to kill with something, as well as one of the well-known drugs.

In 2003, Tienam was considered the “god of antibiotics”, but now he is no longer considered an antibiotic. With the help of it, we cannot cure anything especially.
Anton Ershov

In 2003, Tienam was considered the “god of antibiotics”, but now he is no longer considered an antibiotic. We can’t cure anything with the help of it already

Antibiotic therapy will soon reach a dead end, because, in fact, new antibiotics do not appear, and the old ones will soon exhaust themselves. Therefore, now where they are not only looked for
Nikolay Malyshev

Antibiotic therapy will soon reach a dead end, because, in fact, new antibiotics do not appear, and old ones will soon be exhausted.

they are. Therefore, now where they are not only looked for
And the situation is further aggravated by the fact that many people not only take antibiotics in any incomprehensible situation, but also take them incorrectly, namely, they stop drinking these medicines as soon as they feel better. This is completely wrong, the doctor of medical sciences assured: if antibiotics are absolutely necessary, then it is necessary to completely drink the entire course prescribed by the doctor.

After reading on the Internet, people were treated a little, the temperature dropped, the condition improved, and they stop drinking, that is, they do not heal this pathogenic flora, which ultimately becomes resistant

Anton Ershov

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Practitioner, Professor

People, after reading on the Internet, were treated a little, the temperature dropped, the condition improved, and they stop drinking, that is, they do not heal this pathogenic flora, which eventually becomes resistant
World medicine has long come to the obvious conclusion: swallowing antibiotics when necessary and not necessary is the road to the emergence of super microbes.

Ultimately, we will achieve the fact that a microorganism will simply appear, against which there is no antibiotic. This is scary

Anton Ershov

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Practitioner, Professor

Ultimately, we will achieve the fact that a microorganism will simply appear, against which there is no antibiotic. This is scary
How can this process be slowed down?

Both Nikolai Malyshev, the chief infectious disease specialist in Moscow, and Professor Anton Ershov urge to adopt the experience of foreign countries, where the sale of antibiotics is strictly controlled by the state. And the point is not only that, say, in Europe it will not be possible to buy an antibiotic without presenting a prescription.

Many countries severely restrict the flow of antibiotics for a period of time. Thus, artificially cause an increase in the sensitivity of microorganisms to it. If microorganisms have ceased to come into contact with this antibiotic, then the sensitivity to them increases, and then after, say, six months or a year, this antibiotic is returned to use.

Anton Ershov

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Practitioner, Professor

Many countries severely restrict the flow of antibiotics for a period of time. Thus, artificially cause an increase in the sensitivity of microorganisms to it. If microorganisms have ceased to come into contact with this antibiotic, then the sensitivity to them increases, and then after, say, six months or a year, this antibiotic is returned to use.

In addition, there is still insurance coverage for drug coverage abroad, that is, if you are insured, if a doctor prescribed a drug for you, then you have certain possibilities to pay a part, part of the cost of the medicine will be paid to you through the health insurance fund. And this is very important

Nikolay Malyshev

chief infectious disease specialist in Moscow

In addition, there is still insurance coverage for drug coverage abroad, that is, if you are insured, if a doctor prescribed a drug for you, then you have certain possibilities to pay a part, part of the cost of the medicine will be paid to you through the health insurance fund. And this is very important

And abroad it is not customary to keep a patient in a hospital for a long time, doctors say, and this is also due to resistance, that is, the vitality of microbes: the same evolutionary process of adaptation gives rise to practically invincible (or with great difficulty) nosocomial infections.

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