Unnecessary use of antibiotics illness


Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections, sore throats caused by ineffective against viruses. Sore throat when the first proposal by drink, rest and other relief. Sore throat caused by a cold, the choice of non-prescription pain reliever acetaminophen or ibuprofen. If the infection is more limited, only throat symptoms, while a temperature over 38.5 ℃, sore throat and continued for 24 to 48 hours, should be suspected bacterial infection, prescribed antibiotics. Mild cough may be due to allergies, viral infections and other causes, if symptoms are mild, 1 to 2 weeks and can be alleviated, do not use antibiotics. But if symptoms persist, or accompanied by high fever, asthma, should be timely treatment. Especially shortness of breath, headache in elderly patients should be suspected lung infection, treatment under the guidance of a doctor. Sinusitis can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, patients were difficult, you should ask the doctor to judge. Sinusitis duration longer than the cold, and more than two weeks, if not caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics not only can not speed up recovery, but also may cause drug resistance. Approximately one-third of patients with sinusitis secondary bacterial infection will need symptomatic treatment with antibiotics.

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