Elderly Antibiotic Use

Antimicrobial drugs that are used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

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  • Antibiotics can be useful against many different infections, but their overuse contributes to making certain strains of bacteria into drug-resistant "super bugs." Learn how to correctly use these medications and prevent resistance.

  • Some people may have no trouble taking an antibiotic, while others may wind up feeling even more rundown once they begin taking the medicine that is supposed to help them get better.

  • C. diff infections are on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes, and ill seniors are particularly vulnerable to this persistent bug. Use these best hygiene and antibiotic practices to keep your loved one and yourself healthy.

  • Seniors with urinary tract infections usually don't exhibit the textbook symptoms that younger people do. Instead, confusion and sudden changes in behavior can be the tell-tale signs of a UTI.

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