So, you finally noticed already!
A study by Canadian researchers found a link between taking antibiotics and a greater chance of contracting deadly "superbugs" like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Guess these researchers have not been paying much attention to what the alternative community has been saying for the last 10 years.
This data was published in the journal of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Their conclusions are that children who take at least one antibiotic have a 3 times greater risk of developing a MRSA like infection than children who take NO antibiotics. And it gets even worse as children who have gotten 4 or more antibiotics are 18 TIMES more like to develop a MRSA condition!
While the conclusions of greater risk is not much of a revelation to us here, the fact that the risk is that much higher is new. That is a frightening statistic and really points up how damaging taking an antibiotic can be for people and especially children.
Previously most superbug infections were found in hospitals or health care facilities from contaminated surfaces and surgical supplies – and it was not always that they may have had poor infection control practices.
But today, according to the study, CAMRSA ( community acquired MRSA) is becoming the major health problem and a danger to all as this comes from the communities we live in. This CAMRSA was likely a lot more common than anyone knew simply because no one was looking for MRSA like infections in the general community. In fact, it has only been in the last few years that the health community has even begun tracking MRSA like infections in the health care industry at all.
For their study the research team at McGill University in Montreal examined antibiotic prescription data obtained from doctors’ offices across the UK. Over 400 doctors information was combined to determine that their was a link between children who had taken antibiotics and who had been diagnosed with MRSA between 1994 and 1997.
A total of 297 children actually tested positive for MRSA and they found that 53 percent of them had been prescribed an antibiotic from 30 to 180 days prior to their diagnosis. BUT only 14 percent of children who DID NOT contract a MRSA infection had taken any antibiotic during the same time span.
This information was adjusted for different factors and the research team came to their conclusion of a 3 to 18 times increase in the likelihood of developing a MRSA like infection when they had taken one or more antibiotics in the previous months before becoming infected.
Once again, this is not a shock as anyone who knows what an antibiotic does in our bodies understands just how vulnerable you become when taking any antibiotic. That is not to say that at time, and under dire conditions, an antibiotic may not be needed. What the medical community fails to understand or care about is the rebuilding of our immune systems after the antibiotic is done with and just how open you are to infection in the period of time between the end of the antibiotic and the bodies rebuilding of the immune system.
It is no wonder that the children who took more than one were so much more susceptible to a MRSA like infection. Their bodies were fighting to recover from the damage the antibiotics had done to them and before they could recover much were hit again with another antibiotic.
This entire study just shows that using, when possible, a more natural approach and natures wisdom is the best choice to fight off an infection and keep yourself from being open to another more dangerous infection like MRSA.
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