I had the opportunity to listen to an excellent lecture given by Dr. Warren Joseph DPM. He spoke about antiboitics and there use in podiatric practice. He outlined the commonly used antibiotics prescribed by chiropodists and podiatrists for skin, soft tissue and bone infections in the foot. He outlined the most effective antibiotics for diabetic foot infections as well as his concern about the resistant strains of bacteria that are difficult to treat with existing antibiotics. Dr Joseph explained the antibiotic dosage prescribed to patients should be 1 pill once per day or twice per day, if possible. Otherwise, patients may not take the prescibed dosage if they have to take a pill 3 or 4 times per day.
If you are taking antibiotics you should finish your prescribed number of pills. In other words, don't stop taking them until they are all finished even if you feel much better before they are finished.
After the lecture, I was presented with an Ontario Society of Chiropodists 25 year membership pin by Craig Hunt. Many of my collegues I went to school with or I have taught over past 25 years also received their 5, 10, 15 or 25 year membership pins. It was a great ending to an OSC meeting.