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4 Reasons Why Antibiotic Prophylaxis Is The Bee's Knees

You may have heard of people going into the hospital for surgery & receiving antibiotics before they even have any incisions. What’s the deal? Overmedicating? Overcompensating? Not so much. Actually, our bodies are more likely to get infected during & after invasive procedures. Research shows that giving antibiotics BEFORE an operation (aka “prophylactically” in medical jargon) helps the patient in the long run. These antibiotics are supplying our body cells with ammo & weapons before the war starts so that we are ready for any pesky invaders.

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