Health & Wellness

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: Why didn’t my doctor prescribe antibiotics for my cold?

A: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and colds are infections caused by viruses. Thus an antibiotic would not be helpful in treating your cold. Sometimes, however, when your body fights off a viral infection its barriers are weakened and you may then get a bacterial infection.
This is why if you’ve had a persistent cold, or are at higher risk for bacterial infections, your doctor may give you an antibiotic. The best treatment for a cold is to get plenty of rest and to treat the symptoms for relief. At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy we carry a wide range of over the counter medications to help treat cold symptoms, and can help you find the right product to help with your ailments.



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