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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say, “Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but NOT viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these.

Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore stronger and harder to kill.”

Visit New England Urgent Care where our experienced providers can assess your health situation to determine if your illness is bacterial or viral and treat accordingly.

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