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When bacterial infections cause us to get really sick, the only way to get better is to go to the doctor. With the help of antibiotics, we can start to recover quickly. One such antibiotic is Augmentin which belongs to the penicillin family of drugs.
A bacterial infection is different to a viral infection, therefore the treatment is also different. Many bacteria live in our bodies – these are good bacteria because they help us to stay healthy. There are millions of bacteria everywhere but only a tiny percentage of them can make us ill.
When the harmful ones enter our bodies they often upset the balance in our system by destroying the good bacteria. Our bodies try hard to fight them off and our immune systems get charged up to try and kill them. When the immune system is firing on all cylinders, we start to feel terribly sick and break out in a high fever and get aches and pains everywhere.
If the immune system cannot kill the harmful bacteria, it will need some help from an antibiotic like Augmentin. Once this medication gets into the system, it immediately starts to help the immune system fight the bacteria and we start to get better. To help this process we need to rest, that’s why the doctors usually tell us to stay in bed for a few days.
Augmentin is ideal for many types of bacterial infections – some common ones being ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and certain skin infections. It is important to point out that this drug will not help with colds or influenza – these are viral infections and will need a completely different type of medication.
Most times we are able to fight infections on our own. But if we are slightly run down the bad bacteria are able to multiply rapidly. This is when we need the help of an antibiotic like Augmentin.
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