Drug Resistant bacteria. The term has been around for years. But is it really time to worry about it?
This is a story from November 2015. This is a SCARY study. First a little history on Polymyxin.
Polymyxin antibiotics are relatively neurotoxic and nephrotoxic, so are usually used only as a last resort if modern antibiotics are ineffective or are contraindicated.
In plain English this class of antibiotics are toxic to the nervous system and the kidneys. In IV mode. We use that class every day in our topical antibiotics. Neosporin is one.
In IV mode these are last resort if we do not use it the patient WILL die. If we use it they MAY die.
Now word comes out of China that the last line of antibiotic resistant defense has fallen.
And it is in our neighbors to the north now. For years people have poked fun at those that looked at alternative ways to treat infection. We have dug up old remedies we mixed them together with the modern drugs. Studies where made that showed adding silver to antibiotics made the old ones work again. But the fear and a screw up by St Jude Medical have all but killed our last hope for antibiotics that worked.
This is just one example of why Cat and I do what we do. If we don’t care for ourselves the government sure as hell won’t. We can not depend on any one else.