The many uses for Penicillin.
How I got perscribed Penicillin in the first place.
Well, here's how it all started. I had a sensitive tooth and I figured I would go to the dentist to get it seen, and hopefully resolved. I sat in their chair and waited as they looked at my tooth with one of those mirror tools, the results were inconclusive, so they decided to take an x ray of the area of the tooth and surrounding teeth. That was a great idea, because after the dentist looked at it and goes "Oh" it made me feel better about the whole situation (sarcasm). She turned around and told me that my tooth had an infection in the root, and that I would need a root canal. So in order to fight the infection she prescribed me Penicillin.
The uses of Penicillin
Penicillin is an antibiotic and is used to treat and prevent a variety of bacterial infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Penicillin treats and prevents ONLY bacterial infections, it will not work for viral infections.
Here is what the information above means.
I didn't know about this stuff until now really, but here are the differences between bacteria and a virus. Apparently bacteria which is considered a living organism thrives on "non-living" surfaces such as our floors, cups, plates etc, A virus however is not considered a living organism and can only survive inside a living being. For example HIV, and the flu. I found out that a virus once in the body will take over cells in the body and make them produce more of the virus. WOW, that's scary. Eff virus'. However there are defenses against a virus, like viral antibiotics and immunizations. Penicillin is for bacterial infections.
Now, to the good part.
I found it humorous that I was prescribed Penicillin, and here's the reason. I have heard that people are prescribed this medication for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). Now, if I were to tell my friends that I was given this medication, that is exactly where they heads would go and of course I would be given shit for having to take this antibiotic. So I go up to the counter of the pharmacy with this in mind, unfortunately for me the pharmacist was a good looking lady, one that I would definitely "do" if you get my drift. I'm embarrassed so I devised a scheme, just to let this babe know that I don't have the clap or any other sexual related disease. Here is what I did, I called one of my buddies and was like "yea man I got to take an antibiotic because I have an infection in my tooth and have to get a root canal", I said this loud enough to make sure she could hear what I was saying. Genius.
With all the above being said, I still made no impression on the babe. Not only did I not make an impression, I probably made myself look like a complete dick bag. I am now taking this medication and awaiting my root canal which should be fun, or at least that's what I hear. I will let you know how it goes. Oh yeah and this is my first blog on this site and I hope you don't expect more informative blogs from me because I am a goof ball and will probably post some dumb yet interesting things on this site. Anyway thanks and goodbye for now.