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Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

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  1. Antibiotics (National Library of Medicine)  
    Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or ... natural defenses can usually take it from there. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such ...
  2. Antibiotics - colds and flu ... Antibiotics will fight bacterial infections, but they do not treat viral infections such as colds and the ...
  3. Antibiotic Resistance Questions and Answers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  4. Antibiotics: When Do They Help (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
    ... Antibiotics: When Do They Help select new symptom Antibiotics: When Do They Help Definition When To Call ... viral or bacterial. Consider their perspective. Bacterial Infections: Antibiotics can help and will be prescribed Bacterial infections ...
  5. Antibiotic Resistance Easy-to-Read (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... Get Smart About Antibiotics Medication Safety for Women Antibiotic Resistance Print and Share (PDF 108KB) En Español ... diseases like TB and lyme disease. Questions about Antibiotic Resistance Does this affect me? If you have ...
  6. Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics)  
    ... Public Health to address the rising threat of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are humanity's key defense against disease- ... the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance . Antibiotic Resistance in the News Tweets by @APUANews The ...
  7. Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - Ear Infections (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  9. CDC Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Making Health Care Safer Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution March 2014 ... infections, transmission, and resistance. Issue Details Problem Poor antibiotic prescribing harms patients Antibiotic prescribing practices vary widely ...
  10. Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - Sore Throat (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... to always call your healthcare provider right away. Antibiotics are Needed When… Antibiotics are needed if a ... are not needed to treat most sore throats. Antibiotics Will Not Help if… When a sore throat ...
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