Study: Spare antibiotic use with common cold

07/21/2006 | Yahoo!

Antibiotics should not be prescribed initially to children with common colds and persistent runny noses and instead only should be offered if children don't improve, researchers say. The use of antibiotics should be spared amid concerns about the emergence of so-called superbugs, which are resistant to antibiotics, and most patients will improve without the use of antibiotics.

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