Is cold treated by antibiotics?

yes, always
No, never
Yes, but only in case os adults
only if infection lasts more than 3 days
Cold is an in­fec­tion caused by viruses. An­tibi­otics however, have only an­tibac­te­ri­al and/or an­ti­fun­gal effect, that's why they don't work ef­fi­cient­ly during viral in­fec­tion­s. Medica­ment for cold doesn't exist, we can only al­le­vi­ate it's symptoms (symp­tomat­ic treat­men­t) and stim­u­late body's re­sis­tance to fight off in­fec­tion faster.

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yes, always
No, never
Yes, but only in case os adults
only if infection lasts more than 3 days
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flagSwitzerland
0%
83%
8%
8%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
81%
0%
9%
11
flagSpain
0%
81%
0%
18%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
77%
0%
22%
45
flagthe United States
2%
75%
2%
20%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
0%
68%
1%
30%
152
flagFrance
0%
68%
0%
31%
16
flagGermany
0%
66%
2%
31%
92
flagNorway
0%
64%
0%
35%
14
flagPoland
2%
63%
2%
30%
8408
flagUnknown
1%
61%
2%
33%
560
flagCzech Republic
10%
60%
0%
30%
10
flagGreece
0%
60%
0%
40%
10
flagSweden
0%
57%
7%
35%
14
flagItaly
0%
50%
0%
50%
12
flagthe Netherlands
0%
42%
10%
47%
19
flagIndia
0%
41%
29%
29%
17

Gender

men64%
women69%
yes, always
2%
1%
No, never
64%
69%
Yes, but only in case os adults
3%
1%
only if infection lasts more than 3 days
29%
28%

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