This Covid-19 virus brings back the forgotten drugs to treat bacterial and fungal infections. Drugs that were being used in the 1940s are now being prescribed to attack modern superbugs with the old medical shots.
Currently, there is an antimicrobial resistance forming that is, the bacteria and fungi keep changing their forms. As a result, the current antibiotics don’t really work. Hence, antibiotics have to be updated.
Various doctors gave their different opinions. Among them, some said that there have been numerous drugs that saved humanity. But the overuse of these drugs led to antimicrobial resistance at that time, which forced doctors to make up and search for new medicines. But today, as the newer bacteria are unknown to these old antibiotics, using these will help to fight the bacteria.
Antibiotics like penicillin, which was the first antibiotic ever invented, were used to treat pneumonia and blood poisioning. Tetracycline was an antibiotic used to treat lymphatic infections and other infections like skin and clindamycin too was an antibiotic for bacterial infection, is now being used for treating Covid 19 and suprisingly have been effective!
That is why few doctors say that one of the strategies to overcome this antimicrobial resistance is to use outmoded antibiotics.