When do you need an antibiotic?

[KARE 11, October 12, 2017] Tis the season of sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, and while many of us are looking for some prescription relief for our annual aches and pains, antibiotics aren't always the cure.

Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health Clinics, says antibiotics affect our immune system and future ability to fight off bugs. He explained that treating cold and flu symptoms with a round of antibiotics could be harmful to our overall health.

KSTP-TV News also interviewed Dr. Barth on the same topic.

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