Antibiotics for influenza: drink or not drink?
It is not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe antibioticsat a flu and cold. But they are struggling with bacteria, and against the strongest viruses can sometimes be powerless. Why are they needed then? And in general, what to take with the flu? Let's try to understand all this.
If your doctor has prescribed antibiotics for youinfluenza, it most likely suggests that your mucous membranes have been affected by bacteria. The fact is that pathogenic organisms can begin to multiply actively in parts of the respiratory system affected by the virus. Physicians call this a case of superinfection.
Believe me, the doctor did not intend to appoint youantibiotics for the flu just like that, indiscriminately. In the absence of the slightest suspicion of infection, these medications are not prescribed for the treatment of influenza. In this case, they can even cause some harm to the human body. If after 3 days of flu treatment with antibiotics, you did not feel the improvement, it could mean that:
1) the diagnosis was incorrect;
2) the doctor incorrectly picked up for you medicines. To establish a more accurate reason, a thorough investigation in the laboratory should be carried out.
Existing antibiotics can be divided into"bad" and "good." Someone in every way contribute to an early recovery, while others cause flatulence, diarrhea, fungal infections and destroy the intestinal microflora.
Using antibiotics for influenza, it is important to observe the following rules:
- Listen to your doctor. Only an experienced specialist is able to detect the presence of a bacterial infection and prescribe the appropriate drugs.
- Use medicines (including antibiotics) should be strictly according to the instructions attached to them.
- No self-treatment. In addition, do not recommend to your relatives and friends those drugs that you prescribed a doctor. After all, antibiotics are prescribed individually.
As you understand, antibiotics for influenzaare not used in all cases. Now let's talk about how to cure a cold. Russians are used to treating it at home and with the help of folk remedies. But in some cases antibiotics can not be avoided.
Common symptoms for the common cold: nasal congestion, swelling and mucus secretion. Reduce the number of secretions and facilitate the respiratory process allows special sprays, which need to be taken nasally. Substances that contribute to the elimination of edema of the nasal mucosa are often found in drugs designed to fight the flu and colds. Among them, we can allocate means "Teraflu" and "Coldrex". These drugs help reduce body temperature and reduce pain.
Often with colds, medicalpreparations that are dispensed without a prescription. This can be a variety of plates, lollipops and sprays. If a patient has not only sore throat, but also high fever, then in this case, antibiotics can not be avoided. But you can not take them uncontrollably. Be sure to consult a doctor.