Bacteria contribute to the most common diseases in the world, from the simplest to the most severe illness caused by bacteria such as Pneumonia. We are all surrounded by bacteria of different kinds and we are lucky enough if we encounter only the good ones. But sad to say, we can’t escape from the bad ones. Good bacteria are harmless and some are beneficial, while bad bacteria are infectious and can make us ill. Diseases caused by bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.
There are two kinds of antibiotics; one is classified as bacteriocidal in which it kills the bacteria and the other one is classified as bacteriostatic in which it only prevents its growth. There are also different kinds of antibiotics designed for specific bacterial infections, meaning a person cannot use a kind of antibiotic in lieu for another one for a certain disease. Some antibiotics have some adverse drug reactions to some people and some has interactions with other drugs that can cause harmful effects. Some of the most common antibiotics are Amoxil, Augmentin, Bactrim, Biaxin, Cipro, Doxycycline, Flagyl, Ilosone, Keflex, Levaquin, Omnicef, Sumycin, and Zithromax. Continue reading