Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liquid suspension. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Researchers have successfully used a mix of 'bacteria-eating' viruses to treat a dangerous, antibiotic-resistant infection in a chronically ill patient.
H. pylori live in the stomachs of around 50% of all humans. Despite their prevalence, little is known about how they can survive inside us for a lifetime.
British-based scientists have detected a gene that helps bacteria become resistant to the antibiotic linezolid. Crucially, this gene may spread to humans.
Symptoms of an infected wound can include increasing pain, redness, and swelling in the affected area. A person may be able to treat minor wound infections at home. However, people with more severe symptoms or larger wounds should seek medical attention. Learn more here.
Researchers have developed a new type of bioactive glass, stained with cobalt, which allows it to kill many dangerous strands of bacteria and fungi.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern throughout the world. A recent study investigates whether blue light can destroy these 'superbugs.'
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly pressing issue for humanity. A recent study dives into the constituents of fish slime to hunt for new antibiotics.
In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks.
Many people have cold sores throughout their lives, but some factors can make it easier for them to recur. Learn about why cold sores recur here.