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i am suffering from common cold. suggest suitable antibiotic to get instant relief.?

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Dr. Kurt Muetterties
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
Chicken soup:-): Common cold, by definition, is due to a virus. Antibiotics are only effective in treating infections due to bacteria, not viruses. Your best bet is to stay hydrated and well rested, so your own immune system can do its job fighting the infection. There are many unproven remedies, such as zinc or herbal medicines, but just don't believe everything you see on the internet:-) no cure yet!
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

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