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  •  They also may not prescribe enough when needed (0+ / 0-)

    because they have a brief course drilled into them and often don't really listen to patients.

    When you do need an antibiotic and don't get enough to knock the infection down, what's left are the resistant bugs, and when they multiply and make you sicker again, the old one doesn't work and you need another -  that's the classic recipe for developing resistance.

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