Local Doctor: Quit Asking for Antibiotics for a Cold!
How many times have you taken an antibiotic at the first sign of coughing or a runny nose?
The common cold may not be the worst sickness around, but it is one of the most difficult to cure in a short amount of time. Due to this, many people resort to popping antibiotics until the symptoms go away.
However, new research in antibiotic resistance at Kadlec has revealed that using antibiotics incorrectly can lead to resistance in your system.
Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, but more and more people are using them to try and treat viral infections like the common cold.
Still, when a doctor does prescribe you antibiotics, you should take the full dose – just don’t use leftovers to treat a new infection.