Biology(everyone answer i need alot of opinions)
posted by JEFF BOMB on .
Your roomate was given an antibiotic for strep throat. After 3 days she is feeling fine and asks you if she should stop taking the antibiotic and save the pills for next time she has a sore throat. Your response should be...
A)yes, quit taking them because the role of antibiotics is to give the body's immune sytem enough time to fight off the infection, so she dosen't need to take the pills after she feels better.
B)yes, the antibiotics were very potent and able to kill of the infection more quickly than anticipated.
C)yes, if she feels better, she should quit in order to avoid possible side effcts from the antibiotics.
D) no, her immune system cannot finish fighting off the infection on its own.
E)no, because repeated exposure to antibiotics may result in drug resistant strain.
I work in a hospital so I know this. I say E because it you have strep throat u are usually prescribed amoxicillin. If you quit taking it before the prescription runs out then you run an extremely high risk of getting the ailness ten times worse. So keep taking it until ur pills run out
I think that Bradley meant D, not E.
D. is the answer.
D! Every Doctor tells you this when they prescribe an antibiotic.
NO. finish the prescription
1) because the Dr. knows how much is required to make sure of a cure
2) because every time you are forced to take an antibiotic you are lessening effectiveness.
I would get another roommate. This one can put you at risk of getting a contagious disease.