Happy national Antibiotic Awareness Week! 💊 Did you know that the use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic is not the answer to all your illness.
I get it. You feel miserable. You have had this sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, and coughing up the lungs for couple of days which feels like forever to you 🤧 You want a cure and in your mind antibiotic is the cure of all things. Some doctors will give in. Some will prescribe you meds for symptomatic treatment, and some will simply tell you to “tough it out.” The fact is most of the time your illness is viral, which can NOT be cured by antibiotic. Take OTC meds, wash your hands, get plenty of rest and fluid. This bug shall pass in 1-2 weeks. Save that antibiotic for when your body really needs it 👩🏻⚕️