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Antibiotics Not Due For Cold Or Flu

By Kate Kellaway

Tempting as it is to think there is a pill for all ills, that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to infections of the airways.


You may not know it, but antibiotics have no place in the treatment of simple colds or the flu. After all, these infections of the respiratory tract (airways) are caused by viruses, and antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections.

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