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Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat a wide variety of infections or diseases caused by bacteria, such as respiratory tract infections (eg, pneumonia and whooping cough), urinary tract infections, skin infections and infected wounds. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first introduced in the 1940s and 1950s. However, because they have been overused, many antibiotics are no longer effective against the bacteria they once killed.

The doctors at Romsey & Lancefield Medical are committed to adhering to best clinical practice and therefore will discourage the use of antibiotics where they are not clinically indicated.

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