NHS warn against use of antibiotics for coughs and colds

  • All colds and most coughs and sore throats are caused by viruses and generally these will get better on their own.
  • Antibiotics do not work against infections caused by viruses, the NHS warn.
  • Viral infections are also much more common than bacterial infections.


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