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Leeds, pledge now to help us keep antibiotics working.
I pledge to talk to my pharmacist about how I can treat my symptoms.
Infections that our bodies are good at fighting off on their own, like coughs, colds, sore throats and flu, should be treated without antibiotics most of the time.
I pledge to always complete the course exactly as my doctor has advised.
For most infections you take antibiotics for, you'll start to feel better after a few days, but that doesn't mean you should stop taking your course. If you stop your treatment early, the infection could come back.
I pledge to dispose of unused antibiotics by taking them to my local pharmacy.
Different antibiotics are prescribed to different people for different reasons, even if symptoms are similar. Sharing them with friends and family, or storing them for the future can do more harm than good.
I pledge to seek my doctor's advice, even for reoccurring conditions.
The overuse of antibiotics in recent years means they're becoming less effective and has led to the emergence of "superbugs". These are strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotic. Each time you take antibiotics without consulting your doctor you could be increasing the chance of them not working in the future.
I pledge to spread the word about antibiotic resistance.
Residents of Leeds can make a real difference by raising awareness of antibiotic resistance to help keep them working for future generations.
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