Antibiotics are no use against viruses, like cold, flu and most sore throats
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Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Antibiotics don't work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds and flu. So there's no point taking antibiotics to treat a cold or flu, and no point asking your doctor to prescribe them for a cold or 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. It also puts you at risk of side effects, like a rash, upset stomach or diarrhoea.
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