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How often during a year does an average adult need anti biotics or gets flu like symptoms ie;in a county like uk where you get extreme cold ?

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Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine

In brief: None

In majority of cases flu symptoms are caused by viruses and unfortunately, antibiotics do not work for viral infections unless you have complications such as sinusitis, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
So most likely you have to wait it out, drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup, have enough sleep. Otherwise talk to your doctor to decide what you need.

In brief: None

In majority of cases flu symptoms are caused by viruses and unfortunately, antibiotics do not work for viral infections unless you have complications such as sinusitis, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
So most likely you have to wait it out, drink plenty of fluids, chicken soup, have enough sleep. Otherwise talk to your doctor to decide what you need.
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