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Why no antibiotics?

Taking antibiotics for the wrong reason, such as against colds or flu, has no benefit for you. This is because:
• you probably have a viral infection
• Antibiotics don't work against colds or flu
• Your infection should start to clear up in a few days

If you have a cold, or flu-like symptoms, then you should:
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Get some rest
• Take paracetamol

More information can be found on the below website:

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