Antibiotics not for flu or colds

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has news for parents this cold and flu season: antibiotics don’t work for a cold or the flu.
Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. And colds, flu and most sore throats are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don’t touch viruses. They never have and never will. And it’s not really news. It’s a long-documented medical fact.
But tell that to parents seeking relief for a child’s runny nose. Recent research ...

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