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Wake Up! Antiobiotics Do Not Work For Colds and Flus!
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Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses?

It's true

Taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

If You Have a cold or flu, antibiotics Won't Work For You!

Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses such as:

  • colds or flu;
  • Most coughs and bronchitis;
  • Sore throats not caused by strep; or
  • Runny noses

Taking antibiotics for viral infections, such as a cold, cough, the flu, or most bronchitis, will not:

  • cure the infections;
  • Keep other individuals from catching the illness; or
  • Help you feel better

Get smart and read the chart to know which common illnesses are usually viral or bacterial and when antibiotics are necessary.

Dangers of antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing public health problems. It can cause significant danger and suffering for people who have common infections that once were easily treatable with antibiotics. When antibiotics fail to work, the consequences are longer-lasting illnesses; more doctor visits or extended hospital stays; and the need for more expensive and toxic medications. Some resistant infections can cause death.

Example of antibiotic Resistance

Today Penicillin is not really used any more. The reason? bacteria are no longer affected by it because they have developed resistance to it.

  • in 1946, about 88% of Staphylococcus infections could be cured by penicillin.
  • By 1950, only 61% of staph infections could be killed by penicillin
  • In 1982, fewer than 10% of staph cases could be cured by penicillin.
  • Today it is less than 5%.

The same goes for all other antibiotics that are used. There will come a time when they are no longer effective.

People who rely a lot on antibiotics tend to get lots of recurring infections and illnesses. Antibiotics should really only be used for life-threatening and serious situations, and not for minor colds, ear infections and so on as the body will be able to deal with that itself and thereby develop natural immunity.

We (including children) need to be sick sometimes. That's how we build our immune defenses naturally. It's fine to get the cold once in a while. It gives the body a chance to use its own powers of defense, like fever, inflammation, coughing, and swelling. These symptoms are not the actual illness. They are signs that the body is successfully attempting to restore its balance. To attack the symptoms (with medication) is to fight the body itself and make it that much more difficult to return to a normal health state. A body allowed to heal itself will be far more resilient, and more resistant in the future.

So now you know to think twice about using antibiotics!

Source: Adapted from an article on the Centers for Disease and Control Website.


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