Avoid Antibiotics for Colds

1442Cold season is upon us. Because colds are caused by viruses, antibiotics are not an appropriate treatment method because they treat bacterial infections. Treating a viral infection with antibiotics will not work, and what’s worse, may make your body resistant to antibiotics in the future. The only way to treat a cold is with time and plenty of rest.*

When you have a cold, focus on drinking liquids and clear soup, which will help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water to relieve a sore throat and use saline nose drops to help loosen mucus.

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*http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/colds-and-the-flu/treatment.html
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