Extra Myth 1. Antibiotics Get Rid Of Infections
While it is recommended to finish your course of antibiotics when they are started, this is not due to it fighting off your infection. In fact, Antibiotics do not actually get rid of your infection no matter what version it happens to be. You may then rightfully wonder, why do we use them then? Your body actually fights off the infection itself, as it has to do so. Yet infections come with symptoms and side effects that can be quite deadly.
In fact, they break the body down to allow the infection to further harm us. Antibiotics actually treat these symptoms and take them off the table. This allows your body to better fight off an infection, which is why you feel better in a few days. The reason we have to finish the course is that sometimes, an infection might not be completely gone and could attempt a sneak attack. This won’t work with proper defenses still in play.