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    When should antibiotics be used for a cold?

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  • Dr Joe Kosterich

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    A cold is caused by a virus so there is never need for an antibiotic  for a cold -it will have no effect. An antibiotic may be needed if there is a secondary bacterial infection such as bronchitis. 

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