B1.1.6 Using Drugs to treat disease

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Why don't medicines like asprin cure your illness?
Drugs like asprin are good painkillers but they have no effect on viruses that have entered your tissues and made you feel ill.
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What is an antibiotic?
Drug that destroys bacteria inside the body without damaging human cells.
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How do antibiotics work?
Antibiotics damage the bacterial cells without harming your own cells.
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Why can't we use antibiotics to treat diseases caused by viruses?
Antibiotics do not destroy viruses because viruses reproduce inside the cells. It is difficult to develop drugs that can destroy viruses without damaging your body cells.
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Who discovered penicillin?
Alexander Fleming
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