Looking for an effective flu treatment and wondering if antibiotics will work? They won’t.
These medications fight infections caused by bacteria, but the flu results from a virus. So does a cold, so they won’t help with that, either.
In fact, taking them when you have a virus may do more harm than good. It can make you more likely to get an infection later that won’t respond to these meds at all, a condition called antibiotic resistance.
That doesn’t mean you should avoid these drugs in other...