When antibiotics do not harm virus then why do doctors prescribe antibiotics in case of flu?

Asked by saadiya | 24th Aug, 2008, 02:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Antibiotics only work against bacteria, not the viruses that cause colds and flu. A cold or flu can occasionally lead to secondary bacterial infections of the middle ear or sinuses, which can be treated with antibiotics


Answered by  | 24th Aug, 2008, 04:59: PM

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