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Many people resort to taking antibiotics to treat minor diseases, without consulting a specialist doctor, which may lead to health risks and many side effects, which we will discuss in this article.

Sometimes some people develop symptoms of certain diseases such as the common cold, headache, toothache, and other diseases that they consider simple and do not require consultation or a visit to a doctor, and these people resort to taking antibiotics as a well-known and proven method in dealing with these symptoms. However, these people do not fully realize the importance of consulting a specialist doctor before taking antibiotics, as taking antibiotics without a prescription and a doctor’s supervision may pose a threat to the lives of some people and cause many health problems and various side effects for others, and the most prominent of these effects are:

  • Stimulating and enhancing resistance to antibiotics: Taking antibiotics without a prescription may lead to resistance to these drugs, as the body forms a kind of immunity and becomes able to tolerate antibiotics and not respond to them when needed, thus losing their medical effect and the expected results from them do not occur.
  • Side effects: Taking antibiotics without a prescription may lead to various side effects such as skin rashes, headaches, etc., the intensity and duration of which varies from case to case, depending on multiple factors.
  • Digestive disorders: Antibiotics can affect the digestive system and cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
  • Effect on healthy bacteria: Antibiotics may negatively affect the functioning of healthy bacteria in the body that help protect it from disease and infection.
  • Ineffectiveness: Random antibiotics may not be effective in eliminating the infection that causes the complaint, due to their inability to deal with the germ that causes the disease or the failure to accurately identify the germ that causes the disease, which is done through medical diagnosis when visiting or consulting a specialist doctor.
  • Allergies: Some people may be allergic to antibiotics and thus may experience headaches, rashes, itching, swelling of the lips and tongue, and breathing difficulty, which themselves may need treatment.
  • Drug interactions: Antibiotics may interact with some other medications that are being taken then it may stop their efficiency, or a kind of drug poisoning may occur. They can also increase the risk of various side effects or serious health problems.
  • Delaying diagnosis: Taking antibiotics without consulting a doctor may delay the correct diagnosis of a particular condition, as taking antibiotics leads to the disappearance of some symptoms that affect the speed and correctness of the diagnosis, which increases the risk of disease exacerbation and serious complications.
  • Altering body tissue: Antibiotics can affect the nature and speed of body growth, especially when taken by children and adolescents.

Therefore, you must ensure that you consult a specialist doctor before taking antibiotics, and not resort to taking them randomly, in order to preserve the health of the body and not expose it to health risks and various side effects. You should also not distribute antibiotics to others or take other people’s antibiotics without consulting a doctor.

In conclusion, everyone should raise awareness of the importance of consulting a specialist doctor before taking any medication, especially antibiotics, and not resorting to taking them randomly and without a prescription, in order to preserve the health of the body and prevent various health risks. In this sense, DoktorCare seeks to provide a telemedicine consultation service at any time and from anywhere. To improve the quality of health care provided to our customers, and to meet all the needs of our valued patients, especially the elderly, chronic conditions and their families, and to ensure that they receive the appropriate treatment

Also, DoktorCare coordinates and facilitates obtaining the best integrated health care services at home by providing a home examination doctor, a home physiotherapist, medical tests, home care providers, home nursing and other medical services, with the highest quality and best price, with a selection of the most skilled specialists in the field, where we choose our medical staff carefully and accurately, as all of our staff members are qualified, licensed, and equipped with sterilization methods for your safety.