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Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics

Primarily the antibiotics - the group of drugs intended to inhibit or destroy bacteria, should be used only against bacterial infection. Antibiotics are not effective viral infections and most upper respiratory tract infections like influenza or common cold or fungal infections caused by yeast. Some Infections listed below can be treated usually without antibiotics:

  • Influenza (commonly called as flu)
  • Common Cold
  • Bronchitis - with or without Coughs
  • Otitis media Ear Infections
  • Many Skin Rashes
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Collection of Pages - Last revised Date: January 22, 2019