No More Antibiotics for My Cold or Flu Please
No More Antibiotics for My Cold or Flu Please, I’ve just learn how to treat influenza for those who cannot take medicine, for religious reasons or whatever; not a god reason I still believe, however I want to fight this bug, from all sides. Live Longer no side effects Is Our MoTTo
Just say No to Antibiotics
Many people believe that antibiotics speed recovery from a cold and the flu—and doctors write almost 50 million prescriptions for these and related respiratory infections each year.
Bad Idea. Why?
Because antibiotics work only against bacterial infections—and colds and flu are viral. Taking antibiotics when they aren’t needed not only unnecessarily exposes you to their side effects–diarrhea, nausea, and potentially serious allergic reactions–but also can breed antibiotic resistant bacteria among the broader population, undermining the effectiveness of the medications when they are really needed.
Doctors know that antibiotics don’t help with a cold or the flu. And though efforts are afoot to reduce unnecessary use, many doctors still prescribe the drugs because patients often ask—and because it’s faster and easier to write a prescription than it is to explain why it isn’t needed.
If you have a cold or the flu, don’t ask for antibiotics, and don’t take them even if offered unless your doctor has a specific reason to your case
Honestly, there’s not much you can do beside stocking up on tissues. but note that a runny nose and sneezing help rid your body of germs. If you find yourself without a tissue in hand, sneeze into your elbow so that the germs don’t end up across the room infecting an innocent bystander.
*Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, and naproxen (Aleve)
*Benzocaine (Cepacol Extra Strength Sore Throat Sugar Free, Chloraseptic Warming Sore Throat Lozenges)
*Dyclonine (Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges)
*Menthol (Halls Triple Action Soothing Drops, Vicks VapoDrops)
*Phenol (Chloraseptic Sore Throat Spray)
AGE OLD REMEDIES
* Gargling with salt water
It’s inexpensive, safe, and time-tested.
Dissolve 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of warm water, gargle in the back of the throat, then spit. Repeat a few times a day.