Taking antibiotics when they are not needed encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them. This puts you and your family at risk of a more severe or longer illness.
Many common illnesses only last a few days and get better on their own helped by practising self-care;
If you or a family member is feeling unwell, have a cold or flu and you haven’t been prescribed antibiotics, here are some effective self-care ways to help you feel better:
If you’re not starting to improve by these guide times or are concerned, contact your GP or call NHS 111.
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