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    Only for infections as well. I have come across a dodgy Dr in the past who tried to prescribe anti bs for every little cold cold, I wanted to scream, talk about lazy! We no longer see her.

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    I maintain chicken soup and sleep will clear up a cold faster than anything else.

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    No, not for viruses. As pp's have said AB's can't help when it's a virus.

    But if the virus turns into a secondary infection then yes, he will if he feels we need it. He avoids them though whenever possible.

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    Antibiotics don't work for virus's only bacterial infections.
    As frustrating as it is the flu like virus can take many weeks to run it's course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    I rarely get antibiotics for colds.

    You may be a little confused by the GP.

    Anti biopics are ONLY for bacterial infections. They will do absolutely NOTHING for viral infections. Most colds are viruses, so having antibugs will do nothing for your cold.

    Resistance is increasing for antibiotics. This is due to antibiotics being given out very easily, usually for a virus. Bugs are coming into contact with these anti biopics and are getting more resistant. Meaning the drugs we used to use to kill off these bacteria, are not working anymore. Hospitals are seeing more and more resistant bacteria getting around, and they are getting harder to eradicate.

    I am all for antibiotics if needed, but if I have a virus, there is nothing I can do about it. I need to ride it out.
    Yes, this. I have been told the same by my GP's over the years

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    I love olive leaf extract! It's great for colds and sore throats.

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    Not if its just for a cold! but if its more serious then yes they do without question..


 

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