Should I take antibiotics for a cold?
Suffering from a bad cold? Feeling awful? Will antibiotics help?
Antibiotics fight bacteria, but colds are caused by viruses, so antibiotics are not going to work.* What you need is a treatment that targets the viruses that cause cold and flu.
BETADINE® Cold Defence Nasal Spray and BETADINE® Kids Cold Defence Nasal Spraycontains CarrageloseTM, a natural broad-spectrum antiviral that eliminates over 99% of cold and flu viruses.1-4 Reach for BETADINE®.
*Depend on the symptom and severity of your illness. When in doubt, please consult your doctors or pharmacists.
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