Why are antibiotics unhelpful for treating the common cold?

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Why are antibiotics unhelpful for treating the common cold?

Treating Viruses:

If you've ever had a cold, where you're congested, sneezing, and coughing, you can understand why people want to use medication to treat it. Antibiotics, however, are not helpful for this purpose.

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Antibiotics are unhelpful for treating the common cold because antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections. The common cold is caused...

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Difference Between Viral & Bacterial Infections
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This lesson is on viral versus bacterial infections. In this lesson we'll cover what a virus is and how it is different from a bacterium. We'll also go over examples of viral and bacterial infections.


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