Influenza and the common cold facts

Antibiotics will help you beat the flu or common cold.


Antibiotics fight against bacterial infections. Colds and flu are not caused by bacteria but by viruses. It is logical to argue that antibiotics do not help fight colds and flu. But in our country it is very widespread practice of drinking antibiotics even for common cold and flu symptoms weak, which is completely wrong.

However, influenza weakens the body and may cause complications and to develop bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Some people want to prematurely take antibiotics to prevent complications. But early antibiotics is not proper prevention. If you are taking antibiotics unnecessarily and really get a bacterial infection, it is possible to become resistant to antibiotics.