Do Colds And Coughs Need Antibiotics?
This morning I want to ask what antibiotics are good for colds and coughs. It’s because I have a cough and the flu has not healed for 10 days. So, do I need to take antibiotics for cough and cold?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The flu is generally caused by a virus, not bacteria. So usually the flu does not need antibiotics. In the past, antibiotics were used for almost every disease, but with the development of science, it is known that using antibiotics too often can cause bacteria to become immune and actually make the bacteria stronger and less effective the next time antibiotics are given.
That's why antibiotics aren't over-the-counter and although we mention certain antibiotics on this forum, you can't get them without a prescription. So our advice is if you are really bothered by the condition you are experiencing, check with your doctor, and if you do not get antibiotics, it is because you are considered unnecessary.
Meanwhile, take care of your health by not staying up late, delaying eating, excessive activity, getting enough rest and consuming nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa