Following on from the previous post…

The best course of action is obviously avoiding some sort of bacterial infection in the first place. Since one course of action might just be to ride it out for the body to clear it up in its own good time whilst it manufactures its own anti-bodies if its something that doesn't actually cause any serious damage. However that could still be a bit of an inconvenience if there is a fair amount of physical pain present.

Obviously a vastly quicker way to remove any potential infection is to prescribe antibiotics, but as we all the know the more of those we prescribe the less effective the antibiotics become over time and future use as the bacteria also evolve to become immune to the antibiotics. So if its something that doesn't cause any serious long term internal damage and the body can remedy itself naturally without the use of antibiotics it might be best to forego any course of antibiotics for the sake of preserving their effectiveness for more serious cases. Wash those hands?