Question
Sun August 24, 2008 By: Saadiya Ahmed

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

Expert Reply
Sun August 24, 2008

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

 

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