– Patients are being urged not to go to their GP with coughs or colds
– Move seen as latest attempt to tackle the over-prescribing of antibiotics
– Guidance from the health watchdog instructs public to rest at home, take fluids and painkillers and, if necessary, see the pharmacist
Patients are being urged not to go to their GP with coughs or colds in the latest attempt to tackle the over- prescribing of antibiotics.
Guidance from the health watchdog instructs the public to rest at home, take fluids and painkillers and, if necessary, see the pharmacist.
Nice also wants children to be taught at school about the dangers of using antibiotics too often. They must learn that the drugs cannot cure coughs, colds, headaches or hayfever.
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