Taking an antibiotic depends on the kind of infection you have. Antibiotics are medications prescribed to treat bacterial infections, not viruses. Common viruses that do not benefit from antibiotic treatment include:
Antibiotics work when taken as prescribed for a current infection. When an antibiotic is not prescribed, ask your PCP for tips on how to relieve symptoms and feel better.
Misuse of prescription narcotic pain killers and heroin addiction are increasing public health issues in Wisconsin. Resources, including opioid treatment options, are available in Wisconsin. See more information: WebMD – Teen Abuse of Cough and Cold Medicine.