The antisepsis unit of the Australian Medical Association has warned that the use of antisepsia to treat a severe infection could result in serious side effects, including respiratory depression and loss of consciousness.
A recent case in New South Wales raised concern about the use by doctors of antisesepes to prevent a potentially life-threatening infection in the mother of a baby with a rare genetic disorder, and the AAP has called for an inquiry into the practice.
The association’s chief medical officer, David Williams, told the ABC’s AM program on Tuesday that doctors were routinely using antisepics for a variety of conditions including pneumonia and respiratory infections.
He said the use could be dangerous and suggested that it could lead to more severe side effects.
“What happens is the doctors don’t know what they’re doing,” Mr Williams said.
Antisepsis is an effective treatment for severe infections such as pneumonia and severe bronchitis. “
There’s a concern that some of these things are actually causing serious side effect.”
Antisepsis is an effective treatment for severe infections such as pneumonia and severe bronchitis.
It involves applying a small amount of an antisepeptic to a person’s throat or airway, or in some cases to a wound.
In some cases, the antisepenic agent is administered by a doctor.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year, doctors treated more than 1,000 patients with antisepasis, most of whom suffered respiratory depression, and those who suffered more serious side-effects.
The study showed that the average time between the first and second dose of antisepsis was 14 days.
But the study also found that, after two days, most people who received antisepseptic therapy had developed pneumonia.
The Australian Medical Research Council said the findings were a serious concern, and recommended that doctors should carefully weigh the pros and cons of each type of treatment.
The research council also urged caution in treating a child with a genetic disorder.
Dr Williams said that it was not uncommon for a child to receive a second dose when a parent is experiencing respiratory distress or other symptoms.
“If the child is in hospital, it’s a great idea to try to get that child to the hospital, and give them some antibiotics,” he said.
He added that if a child develops a severe respiratory infection and requires a second antisepanic, it would be a good idea to monitor the child for at least two weeks.
A statement from the AAP said the association’s review was “not exhaustive” and did not address the issue of antisera being used inappropriately to treat respiratory depression.
It said it had also spoken to the Australian College of General Practitioners, the Australian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Australian Infectious Diseases Society.
“We are concerned about the potential for the use and misuse of antistatic therapy to lead to serious side or respiratory side effects,” the statement said.