Can Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good Treating Colds?

Can Antibiotics Do More Harm Than Good Treating Colds?


WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THE RISKS AND HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF IN A MOMENT. BUT FIRST, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER TONIGHT ABOUT THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS. DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL IS HERE AND IT’S THE SEASON EVERYONE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT COLDS AND COUGHS AND FORTUNATELY YOU COUGH IN YOUR HAND. I SHOULD HAVE COUGHED IN MY ELBOW. Reporter: THIS IS A REALLY GOOD TIME TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT ONLY USELESS FOR MOST OF THE SYMPTOMS BUT COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD. THEY COULD CAUSE A RASH STOMACH UPSET OR A YEAST INFECTION AND IN THE LONG-TERM COULD LEAD TO MORE BACTERIAL RESISTANCE. NOT ONLY IN THE COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY BUT IN YOUR BOD — COMMUNITY BUT IN YOUR BODY SO WHEN YOU NEED THEM, THEY WILL BE LESS LIKELY TO WORK. SO YOU REALLY SHOULD ONLY ASK OR EXPECT A PRESCRIPTION FROM YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE A SINUS

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