Antibiotics use for colds ‘rises 40%’
The BBC has announced that although the government has been trying to encourage a decrease in prescriptions for antibiotics when it comes to the common cold, prescriptions have actually increased by 40%.
Antibiotics do not have any impact on the common cold virus, and may only work on a small proportion of sore throats.
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If you have a common cold there are plenty of remedies available to you from pharmacy that will help relieve your symptoms. Pop into your local pharmacy to speak to a professional about what medicines would be right for you.