Cold and Flu season
With cold and flu season upon us it is worth remembering that unfortunately no amount of antibiotics will get rid of your cold or flu.
Taking unnecessary antibiotics contributes to antibiotic resistance which is now a big problem world-wide. Hospital doctors are facing patients with “super bugs” which are very difficult to treat.
There is some very good information on the Ministry of Health’s website about how antibiotics work and how antibiotic resistance develops: Please see here: https://www.health.govt.nz/…/medicati…/antibiotic-resistance