Writing Exercise 6


Describe your personal philosophy about how and when you have taken, or would take, antibiotics. What experiences or prior knowledge do you have that shaped that personal philosophy?

I have taken antibiotics and if I were prescribed them again I would probably take them. I personally have taken antibiotics for strep and I only noticed benefits. I think when used in the correct way there is benefit in taking antibiotics. However, here are many ways antibiotics can be harmful if abused and overused. Antibiotic resistance and the possibility of damaging good bacteria are the biggest consequences of antibiotics. I think we are still learning about possible long term effects of heavy antibiotic use. Despite these things I think antibiotics serve a purpose and if used at the correct dosage and duration they are more helpful than harmful.

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