WINTER AILMENTS – DID YOU KNOW?
Often people think “I need a wee course of antibiotics” but did you know
- Most common infections of the nose, throat, sinuses, ears and chest are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not kill viruses – they only kill bacteria
- Antibiotics have side effects which may include, stomach upsets, diarrhoea, rashes and thrush
- The more antibiotics you take, the less effective they become at fighting more serious infections, as your body’s bacteria build up resistance against them
WHERE CAN I GET ADVICE?
Ask your pharmacist (chemist) for advice. For specific symptoms such as sore throats, runny/stuffed nose. Cough.
If your symptoms change or you are worried about any new symptoms, speak to your pharmacist or GP>
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