Why Do We Take Antibiotics When We're Sick?

What Are Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are special medicines that help us fight off germs called bacteria.

Germs Make Us Sick

Sometimes germs like bacteria get inside our bodies and make us feel sick.

Antibiotics to the Rescue

Antibiotics work by killing the bad bacteria or stopping them from growing.

Antibiotics are great, but they only work on sicknesses caused by bacteria, not viruses.

Not for All Sickness

We should only take antibiotics when a doctor says so, because they know best!

Doctor's Advice Needed

How to Take Antibiotics

Always follow the doctor's instructions on how to take antibiotics.

Finish the Course

It's important to finish all the antibiotics, even if you start feeling better.

Sharing is Not Caring

Never share antibiotics with anyone else. They are just for you!

What If They Don't Work?

Sometimes, antibiotics might not work if bacteria become too strong.

Stay Healthy

Besides taking medicine, eating well and resting helps you get better too!

Always go back for a check-up if you're not feeling better after your medicine.