Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Antibiotics: Not for Colds or Flu

Colds and flu are caused by viruses and are not treatable with antibiotics.
Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections such as:
  • Colds or flu;
  • Most coughs and bronchitis;
  • Sore throats not caused by strep; or
  • Runny noses.

Find out when to take antibiotics and learn why the misuse of them is a major public health problem by clicking here.
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