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Get Smart: Respiratory Illnesses

When antibiotics are and aren't needed for these upper respiratory infections.

Head shot of woman with sinus painSinus Infection (Sinusitis)

Sometimes antibiotics may be needed if the sinus infection is bacterial...

Doctor examining girlSore Throat

Since a sore throat almost always gets better on its own, it is better to...

Sick Young Woman Blowing Her NoseCommon Cold and Runny Nose

Your healthcare provider may prescribe other medicine or give tips to help with a cold's symptoms...

Child's earEar Infections

It depends; sometimes antibiotics may be needed — only your healthcare provider can tell...

BronchitisBronchitis (Chest Cold)

Sometimes antibiotics may be needed if the acute bronchitis is bacterial...

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