It's sth many practitioners do wrong. And it's wrong in so many ways. ANTIbiotic. If one thinks about why an organism produces what we take as a drug then one should be already more careful.
But it's not only this. The excessive use of AB has gotten us into real trouble bc of persistent bacteria. Some researchers say that we not only produce AB resistant strains but also super-resistant bacteria that are impossible to be cleared by our immune system. So I can only ask myself why we don't spend more money in phages. I think it's sheer lobby interests of pharmaceutical companies. AB are super cheap to produce.
Then thirdly there is the question what it does to our species. It's now well known that antibiotics can destroy parts of our DNA. So what does that mean not only for fertility but also for chronic illnesses of upcoming generations?
I´m with you -
"sheer lobby interests of pharmaceutical companies."
"not only fertility but also for chronic illnesses of upcoming generations."
One more: why doctors are so careless?
Have they forgotten the Hippocratic oath - do no harm?