Are physicians prescribing too much medication?
A recent study in the British medical journal discussed delaying prescription drug use, specifically antibiotics.
Dr. Rade Vukmir, an expert in the area of antibiotics joins Dr. Leigh to discuss this study, as well as the proper use of antibiotics.
Often, people seek medical assistance at the first sign of a cough and do not let an illness "run it's course." Instead, they rush to a doctor or emergency department to get a prescription.
This could actually be weakening your defenses for the next time you are really sick and actually need antibiotics. The resistance may not be effective with overuse.
The next time you are sick, seek medical attention, but ask your doctor if a prescription is truly the best course of action. Sometimes there is a need for medication, just be sure that you know when that is.