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Comparison of bacteriophages with antibiotics

In this article, you will know the characteristics of antibiotics and bacteriophages.
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Antibiotics and bacteriophages have become increasingly compared recently. It is common to talk about the inefficiency and harmful effects of the former versus the latter. We would like to discuss the characteristics of both of them.
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Antibiotics and bacteriophages have become increasingly compared recently. It is common to talk about the inefficiency and harmful effects of the former versus the latter. We would like to discuss the characteristics of both of them.
You are welcome to cite the materials, but be sure to provide an active link to the site. Thank you!

How do bacteriophages differ from antibiotics?

The first difference is their way of acting. Antibiotics are aimed at destroying bacteria, but they target a variety of mechanisms common to good bacteria, too. So, it affects human normal flora.
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Another aspect is the increasing antibiotic resistance of bacteria, which makes it difficult to treat diseases caused by them. In their turn, bacteriophages can adapt to varying conditions. and the set of phages contained in drugs virtually eliminates any bacterial resistance developing. Phages often work when antibiotics were ineffective. In light of the increasing antibiotic resistance of bacteria, many scientists find phage therapy to be a possible solution.


In addition, humans are in contact with phages throughout life and no side effects have been described. While allergic reactions, dysbiosis and secondary fungal infections are possible when taking antibiotics.

Thus, instead of starting with antibiotics, use phages as a means of first choice in treatment and prevention of bacterial diseases.



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