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Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please.

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Treat colds and flu with care. Talk to your doctor.

As a parent, you want to help your child feel better. But antibiotics aren’t always the answer. They don’t fight the viruses that cause colds and flu. What will? Fluids and plenty of rest are best. Talk to your doctor. Find out when antibiotics work – and when they don’t. The best care is the right care.

For more information, please call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/getsmart.
 


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov