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Antibiotics

Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work and what they do and don’t treat.

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Antibiotic resistance

Trusted information about antibiotic resistance, including what it is, an explanation of 'superbugs' and how antibiotic resistance can be reduced.

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Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise

Many people with gonorrhoea don't know they have it, but this STI can cause infertility if left untreated. And cases of gonorrhoea are up by 63% in Australia.

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Allergic reactions to antibiotics

Some people have an allergic reaction to antibiotics. Learn about the symptoms and the difference between allergic reactions and side effects.

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Differences between bacterial and viral infection

Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Gastritis treatment

Treatment of gastritis can include antibiotics and antacids, and can include changes to diet and lifestyle. More information is available from our trusted partner sources.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. This page explains what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.

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Syphilis treatment

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. The length of treatment will vary depending on the stage of syphilis you may have. Learn more about syphilis treatment.

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Whooping cough treatments

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Learn more about treatment options available.

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Cellulitis treatment

Trusted information about how to treat cellulitis.

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Staph skin infection

Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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