Use Of Antibiotics Wisely?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Antibiotics are indeed treatments that require more attention than other drugs. Because if this drug is used carelessly, it can cause resistance or immunity to the drug and this makes bacteria more difficult to eradicate so that the disease is also more difficult to cure.
Regarding your question, although it is already known that unauthorized use of antibiotics can cause bacterial immunity to drugs, it is not yet known exactly how many times and under what conditions the bacteria can become resistant. Because there are so many different types of bacteria with different characteristics and classification. Simply, we cannot confirm whether with only one irregular use, the bacteria can become invulnerable or not.
Normally, immunity to bacteria is known by carrying out bacterial resistance tests in the laboratory, so indeed, so far it cannot be known precisely when exactly the bacteria become resistant. But only when it has been invulnerable is known.
Therefore if the actual context of your question is to find out whether someone should continue their treatment or not after neglecting to consume it once, then the answer is to continue as the initial rule, because if it continues it could be the bacteria dead and might not. But if you stop it, the bacteria will definitely not die and the possibility of immunity is greater. However, if the context of your question is specifically to find out whether certain bacteria can be immune after a single negligence in the use of antibiotics, then further research and examination is still needed. So, hopefully answering your question.