Just as the overuse of antibiotics taken internally has contributed to the creation of more antibiotic resistant bacteria, the overuse of topical antibiotics seems to be doing the same thing when it comes to skin infections. A recent article entitled Skin Probiotics Offer Best Defense Against MRSA Infections discusses how healthy skin bacteria serve as defense mechanisms against infection. The use of topical antibacterial products are disrupting the probiotics in our skin, making us more susceptible to skin infections including MRSA, which unfortunately seems to have become far too common.
We will never be able to kill every germ and that's really not the key to good health anyway. Being able to resist infection and disease starts with having a healthy immune system and you get that by adopting a healthy holistic lifestyle.