Antibacterial Soaps Aid Infections



There are many factors in the reasons for why antibiotics are becoming bacteria resistant but the overuse of antibacterial soaps is one major contributor.

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is the organism responsible for thed eaths of 19,000 Americans in 2005 according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 94,000 Americans contracted MRSA infections in 2005. The infection does not respond to common antibiotics.

Most infections are contracted in hospitals, medical clinics, and nursing homes but the disease is starting to arise at public gyms, and schools where a Virginia high school student died from the infection after being hospitalized for a week.

One way to help prevent, or slow down, even more bacteria from becoming resistant to life saving antibiotics is to use less antibacterial products.

Use natural soaps made from natural herbs and cleansers instead of synthetic antibacterial chemicals that help build bacteria resistance.

A second way is to use natural herbs for colds. Antibiotics can't kill viruses so is useless as a cure for the common cold.

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