Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics for colds and flu.

Carol Kelly

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Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of log fires, mistletoe and festive feasts. But it can also mean cold, damp mornings, short hours of daylight and the dreaded cold and flu season. Tickly throats, headaches, fevers and generally feeling rotten are the warning signs that many of us fear. Pressures of work and personal commitments often lead people to seek a quick fix from their GP or other healthcare professional. This usually takes the form of antibiotics.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Early online date13 Nov 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Nov 2018


  • Antibiotics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Superbugs vs Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • overusing antibiotics


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