Cold and Flu
It’s worth remembering that unfortunately no amount of antibiotics will get rid of your cold or flu. The best defence is immunisation. Flu vaccines will be available, usually from late March, watch out for updates.
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