Are antibiotics usually given for the flu?
- JimLv 41 month ago
No- the flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics only work on bacteria.
- sparrowLv 71 month ago
No. Not usually. Antibiotics only work on bacteria and the flu is a virus.
But there are medications to help decrease the severity of the flu:
like oseltamivir and Xofluza.
- RoddyLv 71 month ago
Since the flu is caused by a virus, antibiotics will be totally ineffective against it - they only work against bacterial infections.
- EdnaLv 71 month ago
Antibiotics are never given for the flu; they would be useless. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. Flu is a virus.
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- 1 month ago
Yes, some doctors will prescribe antibiotics for the Flu to make you happy. Often the plabaco effect kicks in and you feel like your money was well spent.
- SnowFlakeLv 71 month ago
Antibiotics are for bacteria the flu is a virus so no
- EvaLv 71 month ago
No. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, not on viruses.
- Lord BaconLv 71 month ago
No. The flu is caused by a virus. Antibiotics do not work on viruses, only on bacterial infection. If a person with flu gets a secondary bacterial infection, they may be prescribed antibiotics.
- geezerLv 71 month ago
No .. FLU is caused by a VIRUS .. not BACTERIA.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. Antibiotics don’t affect viruses, and the flu is a virus.