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What medicine can kill harmful bacteria?


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May 22, 2014 10:46AM

That would be antibiotics. Antibiotics work with your immune system, reving it up, so it can kill batcerias in case of, per example, bronchitis or a strep in your throat. Topical antibiotics will also work on skin for cuts and such to prevent infection. However, you should not forget that antibiotics will also kill GOOD bacteria in your system, such as the ones in the digestive system and in a woman's vagina. There is a wide range of antibiotics that can be taken in pill form, and, as far as I am aware, they are only available through a prescription from your doctor. Some mild topical antibacterial cream are however available in pharmacies.
In 1928 Alexander Fleming found a medicine that can kill bacteria he got it from mould.