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Are you feeling under the weather, with a cold, cough, or maybe even the flu? One thing that you should know, and always remember, is that antibiotics don't work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds and flu. Taking antibiotics when you don't need them is a waste. It can also mean that they won't work when you really need them for a serious infection and put you at risk of side effects.
Visit the HSE's common ailments website www.undertheweather.ie for advice and videos on how to get over illnesses like colds, coughs, flu, earaches, sore throats, rashes, fever and tummy bugs without the need for antibiotics. Get advice and get better.