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Antibiotics

Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work and how to take them.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. Read what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available.

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Penicillin

Penicillin is the name of a widely used and effective group of antibiotic medicines. Read more on safety, side effects, and signs of allergy.

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Cefalexin (Cephalexin)

Cefalexin is used to treat bacterial infections. Read how cefalexin works; what the risks are and other treatment options available.

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What is the difference between bacterial and viral infections?

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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Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea has increased

Cases of gonorrhoea have risen in Australia, and many people don't know they have it. But this STI can cause infertility if left untreated.

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Leprosy

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is an infection of the skin and nerves. It is rare in Australia and can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics.

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Bacterial infections

Bacterial infections can affect many parts of your body. Find out about bacterial infections, how they are treated and how to stop them spreading.

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Medicines information

Learn more about a range of medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that occurs to some humans and animals in humid conditions. The condition is treatable, but there are simple steps you can take to avoid getting leptospirosis.

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