Flu Shot Failure? Questions & Answers
The annual flu vaccine may not be as effective this year as in past years, the CDC has announced. Here's why.
Q. Do antibiotics treat flu?
No, antibiotics cannot conquer the flu virus because antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics may be helpful if there is a secondary bacterial infection. A few antiviral drugs are available to treat flu. Some antivirals may also reduce the severity and the duration of flu if started within the first 48 hours of flu symptoms.