How does antibiotic use promote the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
What are the two ways that bacteria can acquire antibiotic resistance?
Why is it inappropriate to take an antibiotic when you have a viral infection?
Suppose you have a bacterial infection and the doctor prescribes a ten-day course of antibiotics. By day seven you feel no symptoms of your illness. Should you stop taking the antibiotics? Why or why not?
If you have a bacterial infection, is it safe to take leftover antibiotics from an earlier illness or to use an antibiotic prescribed for someone else? Why or why not?
If a doctor determines that your illness is not caused by bacteria, what should you do to help control antibiotic resistance?