• anonymous
why is penicilin completely useless for treating infections caused by fugi
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  • cathyangs
...*not completely sure this is biology* I'm pretty sure penicilin IS an fungi, and I believe it cant last long enough in the human body to get rid of fungi...
  • anonymous
penicllin inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis. fungi do not have the same cell wall - hence it is useless against them
  • anonymous
Because it is an anti-biotic, meaning it can only kill bacteria. The pencillin is a fungus, itself. To kill fungus, you need an anti-fungal just like you need an anti-viral to kill viruses.

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