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Antibiotics In common cold – Yes or NO.


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Taking antibiotics for viral infections:

  1. No Cure

  2. No prevention from spreading to others

  3. No relief to patients

  4. Unnecessary and harmful side effects

  5. Antibiotic resistance

To feel better when you or your child has a viral infection:

  1. Consult your physician for symptomatic treatment.

  2. Drink more fluids.

  3. Get plenty of rest.

  4. Gargling with warm salty water

  5. Vaporizer or saline nasal spray can be used to relieve congestion.

  6. If diagnosed with the flu, flu antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness. They are prescription drugs. Consult your Physician.

  7. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke

  8. Drinking hot water with honey and lemon — a simple and effective home remedy

References:

  1. NPS MedicineWise. What are the medicines and treatments for a cold? [Internet]. 2015 [cited 30 October 2015]. Available from: http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/respiratory-problems/respiratory-tract-infections/for-individuals/conditions/common-cold/for-individuals/medicines-and-treatments

  2. Wikipedia. Antibiotics [Internet]. 2015 [cited 30 October 2015]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotics WebMD. Antibiotics and Colds [Internet]. 2015 [cited 30 October 2015]. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/antibiotics-colds

  3. Cdc.gov. CDC Features – Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer [Internet]. 2015 [cited 30 October 2015]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/

  4. Cho H, Hong S, Park S. Knowledge and beliefs of primary care physicians, pharmacists, and parents on antibiotic use for the pediatric common cold. Social Science & Medicine. 2004;58(3):623-629.

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