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Here’s why you shouldn’t rush to the pharmacy for antibiotics at the first sign of sickness

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Using too many antibiotics for the wrong reasons has allowed superbugs to develop.
Using too many antibiotics for the wrong reasons has allowed superbugs to develop.
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Many of us have been there – we feel a bit under the weather and pop over to the doctor to get a course of antibiotics.

But our demand for the drugs and their increased use over the years might well be what kills us in the future, even from the simplest infection or a tiny cut.

This sounds dramatic but antibiotic resistance is a very real thing, according to health experts.

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