Seasonal sniffles

Cold and flu season is in full swing but the HSE is advising that antibiotics will not help to tackle the seasonal sniffles.

In recent months, the HSE has been campaigning against the overuse of antibiotics as this leads to antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics do not work on viral infections like colds and flus, says the HSE. The only way to get over a cold or a flu is to rest, take fluids, and give it time.

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