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

Kelly, Carol (2018) Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics for colds and flu. The Conversation. ISSN 2201-5639

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics, Antimicrobial resistance, Superbugs vs Antibiotics, Antibiotic resistance, overusing antibiotics
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2018 16:04
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/10889

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