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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)  
    ... Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work Share Compartir Antibiotic Resistance Questions & Answers On this Page Questions about ... drug-resistant infections? Questions about Bacteria, Viruses, and Antibiotics Q: What are bacteria and viruses? A: Bacteria ...
  4. Antibiotics: When Do They Help (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  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 ...
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  7. CDC Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Vital Signs Share Compartir 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 ...
  8. Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - Bronchitis (Chest Cold) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  9. Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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