Unnecessary Antibiotics?

Do you really need an antibiotic? What good does a medication, meant to treat bacterial infection, do for viral infections like colds, flu, or sore throats? Apparently, doctors feel compelled to give into patient expectation, and have been slow to inform their communities about antibiotic ineffectiveness in viral situations. Doctor prescriptions of antibiotics have actually increased in recent years, despite their knowledge of such ineffectiveness. Why? Doctors prescribe antibiotics when it’s necessary, and when they are not sure. This can cause trouble for patients, as we start to see more antibiotic allergies, resistance, and “superbugs.”

Read the full article here: Unnecessary Antibiotics? – Ask Dr. Weil