Australia contributes to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance because many doctors prescribe antibiotics when clinically this is not indicated. This is a big problem and bacteria are now showing increasing signs of resistance to even the strongest antibiotics. This makes treating serious and life-threatening infections increasingly difficult.
At the Gisborne Medical Centre, we take the time to explain to you when and why antibiotics may not be the best treatment for you or your child. To read more about antibiotic resistance and other medical topics, please click on the Pledge Badge!