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'Invisible pandemic': WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs

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This includes antibiotics, which work only against bacterial infections, prescribed to treat viruses.

As I have heard all too often when people go to the doctor here in Japan for a cold.

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What we can do is...

Antimicrobial agents do not work against viruses.(Antimicrobial agents do not work for colds.)

Take prescribed antibiotics as directed by your doctor.

Let's do basic infection measures. After all prevention is important. (Hand wash, vaccination)

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Antibiotics prrescribed for colds and sore throats in Japan. All. The. Time. People expect and demand them, and the doctors are happy to oblige instead of prescribing using evidence based practice. Patients have become customers - they demand - doctors supply. And whats with the 'stomach' meds that accompany almost every prescription - don't want them, don't need them and they can prevent absoption of some meds, but I've been given them so many times.

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Antibiotics are prescribed not for viral cold but treating the bacterial infection usually follows due to weak condition or environment.

viral cold has clear “watery” runny nose while bacterial infection of cold makes the mucus darkish green n yellow.

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Antibiotics are prescribed not for viral cold but treating the bacterial infection usually follows due to weak condition or environment.

viral cold has clear “watery” runny nose while bacterial infection of cold makes the mucus darkish green n yellow.

No, they are prescribed for colds. Dark green mucus is not a sign of a bacterial infection.

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