Do you consider antibiotics helpful or harmful? In actuality, they are both! When antibiotics are taken incompletely, they can make a bacteria immune to that specific antibiotic. Over the years, misuse of antibiotics has resulted in several strains of difficult to treat bacteria, and in some cases, bacteria that cannot be treated with antibiotics at all. In coming years, we can expect many currently minor infections to become resistant to antibiotics, making them into “superbugs”. How can we stop this process? By taking antibiotics for as long as the doctor prescribes, you can help stop the process of making superbugs.