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Why Should I finish my Prescription Antibiotics? Part 2

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

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Colds and flu are caused by viruses and not by bacteria. Antibiotics do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against viruses. That’s right – ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. It is possible to be so sick with a virus that you can’t fight off your normal resident bacteria and develop a secondary bacterial infection and for that you need antibiotics, but 99% of the time, you have to get over a virus all by yourself. If you go to the clinic and your health care provider gives you a prescription for antibiotics for a cold or flu, you’ll feel better in the same 10 days that you would have if you had not spent the money and took Tylenol and drank lots of liquids. (more…)

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