They save lives, changed the world and did it all in a way we simply now couldn’t live without, but how much do you really know about these microscopic life saving drugs? These fun facts about antibiotics are ready and waiting to blow your mind!
Antibiotics can kill most types of bacteria, but can’t do a thing against viruses.
Taking them when you don’t need to actually does more harm than good.
Antibiotics can expire just like all that food in your fridge, so don’t stockpile them just in case!
Scientists worry that widespread of use antibiotics is causing many strains of bacteria to become immune to them.
Your body can’t become resistant to antibiotics (that’s an urban myth) but bacteria certainly does.
Lower income countries are actually more likely to use antibiotics than higher income ones.
Missing a dose can set you back to square one because the good bacteria will get outnumbered and die off.