Ointment as a cause of the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria

If you use the ointment antibiotics when cut or scratch, then you may be one of those people that helps the emergence of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, the conclusion made by Japanese scientists.

They studied 261 sample methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and found that while some strains yielded to the influence of various ointments, which can be easily purchased at the pharmacy, then strain USA300, especially common among people who showed some resistance to antibiotics.

Strains of MRSA can be deadly to humans and cause pulmonary infections in the U.S. the number of hospitalized people with the strain USA300 has increased three times in four years.

However, the manufacturer known antibiotics Johnson & Johnson rejects such arguments, claiming that the relationship between strain and drug administration has not yet been proven.

Antibiotic resistance seems to be becoming the number one problem for U.S. health care. Physicians suggest parents to change the treatment strategy and smearing wounds and scratches child antibiotics. And vaseline. This ointment will become a barrier for bacteria and will not cause among bacteria develop resistance to drugs.

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