Unlike the chickenpox vaccine and measles vaccine, we should get the flu vaccine every year.
It is because that the influenza virus – the causative agent of the flu – changes over time, making the last year’s flu shot wholly or partially ineffective.
But how does the influenza virus changes so much over a year?
Antibiotic resistance is recognized as a global threat and the misuse of antibiotics in dentistry partly contributes to it.
As the general public, we often concern about the antibiotic prescription by a physician. But are we even aware of the magnitude of antibiotic usage in dentistry?
One should always finish the prescribed course of antibiotics! How true is this cardinal rule?
It became a debatable topic lately as many news articles are coming up with contrasting standpoints. This could create ambiguity in people’s minds as their doctor advises them to always finish the prescribed course of antibiotics.