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December News – Do you really need an antibiotic for your cough or cold?

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.

Here is a link to some information regarding the use of antibiotics and when they are really needed.

 

http://www.hse.ie/antibiotics/

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