Did you know that antibiotics will NOT treat cold and flu symptoms? Take a look at Treat Yourself Better is a day to day guide to cold and flu symptoms and self-treatment with the help of your pharmacist. It also includes a useful symptoms checker so you will feel safe knowing when to seek advice from your doctor or when you can seek advice from your pharmacist.
The e-Bug Virtual Science Show is a virtual funfair of games to teach us about microbes, how they spread, how we can stop them spreading. You can learn about how antibiotics are special medicines which kill bacteria. Visit the e-Bug Science Show and read fun facts on antibiotics, and play games such as Microbe Mania, Horrible Hands, How Clean is Your Kitchen? and Giant Sneezes.
Test and improve your knowledge with these quizzes and crossword puzzles on antibiotic resistance. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE ONLINE QUIZ
See and download a range of helpful posters and leaflets. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS AND DOWNLOAD.
Did you know that there are many antibiotic awareness weeks held across the globe every year?
For 2015 the World Health Organisation has launched World Antibiotic Awareness Week, which will take place between the 16-22 November. World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. The theme of the campaign, Antibiotics: Handle with Care, demonstrates that antibiotics are a precious resource and should be preserved. They should be used to treat bacterial infections, only when prescribed by a certified health professional. Antibiotics should never be shared and the full course of treatment should be completed – not saved for the future.
Many countries, including those listed below, will be participating and offering information, advice and guidance on the importance of using antibiotics effectively- and when not to use them! Click the links to access a wealth of information:
Run by Devon County Council listen to your gut was designed by mothers for mothers as an informative video to help parents care for their children when they have minor ailments without using antibiotics.
Health Protection Scotland’s Children’s Pack is full of ideas and materials to encourage children to make hand washing part of their everyday routine.