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Antibiotics treat bacterial infections and are life-saving when used properly – they DON'T work for every sickness such as the common cold, flu and sore throat (except strep).


Your medical provider will prescribe an antibiotic if they think it's appropriate and will help with your treatment.


Taking an antibiotic when you shouldn't kills good bacteria and can cause your body to become resistant to antibiotics.


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LEARN MORE

CDC: Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance

The Joint Commission: SpeakUp: Antibiotics




The Joint Commission. (February 2017). SpeakUp:Antibiotics. Retrieved from URL