Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. This puts you and your family at risk of a more severe or longer illness.
Antibiotic resistance is set to rise with experts predicting that in just over 30 years antibiotic resistance will kill more people worldwide than cancer and diabetes combined.
Find out when to contact your GP and when antibiotics are needed on the Keep Antibiotics Working website from NHS Inform.
Posted: 13 November 2019