Taking antibiotics for more than two weeks builds up your resistance. If you're prescribed them, go for a second opinion to determine if they're really necessary. One exception is Lyme disease, for which long-term antibiotics may be needed to knock out all bacteria.
Credit: Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
The Brutal Charm of an NFL Hit Man
Plus: Jesse Ventura vs. the Navy Seals
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
When to Say No to Your Doctor
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.