Natural Home Remedies for Fast Cough, Cold & Flu Relief

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The next time you go to see your health care provider for an upper respiratory illness, a cough or cold don’t assume you’ll get a prescription for an antibiotic.

“Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, and won’t help viral illnesses like colds, flu and most sore throats,” says Emily Langer, a Mayo Clinic Health System Emergency Medicine physician assistant. Clinicians should not prescribe antibiotics for patients with bronchitis. Antibiotics should be used only if patients have pneumonia.

Herbal Home Remedies for Fast Cough, Cold & Flu Relief

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