Colds & Flu…3 Things You Should Know

Chicken soup and other hot liquids, rest, and over-the-counter pain relievers are still the best remedies for the symptoms of colds and flu.

It’s tempting to pressure your doctor to prescribe antibiotics for these illnesses, but antibiotics do not kill the viruses that cause most colds, flu, sore throats, and bronchitis. They only kill bacteria. Taking unneeded antibiotics may even lead to the development of “super bugs” which resist treatment when you really do need antibiotics. Continue reading