My Firstborn has a wound on his right elbow that would keep coming back despite the application of antifungal. Upon the recommendation of a dermatologist, we shifted to antibacterial. My son’s wound slowly healed but to our disappointment, it reappeared after a few months. It has been his case for years. Until one day, he also got the same infection in his hands and feet.
The alarming numbers of multi-drug resistant infections
Just recently, I learned that such healthcare problem – characterized by drugs’ lessening efficacy – is known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It is when infectious microorganisms previously susceptible and responsive to a certain treatment become resistant to it.