Antibiotics revolutionised medicine in the 1940s because they treated infections caused by bacteria. Learn how antibiotics work and how to take them.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. Read what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available.
Penicillin is the name of a widely used and effective group of antibiotic medicines. Read more on safety, side effects, and signs of allergy.
Cefalexin is used to treat bacterial infections. Read how cefalexin works; what the risks are and other treatment options available.
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.
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.
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.
Bacterial infections can affect many parts of your body. Find out about bacterial infections, how they are treated and how to stop them spreading.
Learn more about a range of medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.
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.