Illinois Health Department says: Don’t take antibiotics for the flu


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS… PAY ATTENTION TO THE MEDICATION YOU TAKE THIS FLU SEASON. EXPERTS SAY CLOSE TO 30 PERCENT OF PRESCRIBED ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT NEEDED. ACCORDING TO I-D- P-H… ONE OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO… IS NOT ASK FOR THEM. THAT WAY YOU AVOID TAKING THE DRUGS WHEN IT’S NOT NECESSARY. EXPERTS SAY ANTIBIOTICS HELP FIGHT CERTAIN INFECTIONS… INCLUDING STREP THROAT AND TUBERCULOSIS. HOWEVER… THEY WON’T HELP CURE THE FLU AND COLD. TAKING THE MEDICINE WHEN YOU DON’T NEED TO… YOU CAN BUILD UP A RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS. ((ERIC)) ONE LOCAL ORGANIZATION WORKS TO ENSURE STATELINE VETERANS ARE REMEMBERED THIS CHRISTMAS. HEARTLAND HOSPICE PARTNERED WITH THE “CHRISTMAS FOR

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