They do not help unless they are given to treat or prevent a secondary bacterial infection, such as secondary bacterial pneumonia in the case of the flu, skin infections from scratching measles lesions, or other related secondary bacterial infections.
Antibiotics are only effective for treating or preventing bacterial infections. There is no equivalent drug for use in viral infections. Other than careful hand washing and other preventive precautions, prevention with vaccinations is the way to avoid viral infections for many of these conditions, but not all, such as thewhich does not yet have a vaccine for prevention.*
*The viruses of the common cold mutate very quickly and easily and, before a vaccine can be developed and produced, the virus has already changed making the vaccine no longer useful before it is even put to use.
Antibiotics treat bacterial infections, they have no affect on viruses. Vaccinations treat viruses.
No because antibiotics are ineffective when it comes to viruses. Viruses don't respond to them. sometimes it can help stop what pain your in, but it doesn't go away.
no because antibiotics fight off viruses not colds
No, antibiotics DO NOT kill viruses.
Viruses are Not killed with antibiotics need antivirus antibiotics
Influenza is a viral disease and antibiotics do not affect viruses, only bacteria.
Yes, viruses are responsible for influenza. That's why antibiotics don't help when you have the flu.
Antibiotics have a very special purpose when it comes to dealing with viruses. Antibiotics are meant to fight off viruses.
Antibiotics kill bacteria. They do not kill viruses.
Some drugs (analgesics) help relieve the pain of viruses. However antibiotics cannot help viruses as they only kill bacterial infections.
Bacteria: Bacteria can be killed by antibiotics. Bacteria is larger. Bacteria can reproduce from the life cycle. Viruses: Viruses cant be killed by antibiotics. Viruses are smaller than bacteria. Viruses cant reproduce without help from a host cell or organism.
No. Antibiotics kill bacteria which are very different from viruses.
viruses are not killed by antibiotics. APEX
No. Antibiotics kill bacteria.
because antibiotics Kill BACTERIA only and cant kill viruses. Viruses are different pathogens.
Because antibiotics kill infections and viruses are not infections.Antibiotics have no effect when applied to viruses because antibiotics only effect on infections caused by bacteria (bacterium-single form). Viruses have their own "anti-virus" medicines, too. xD
Antibodies within the body fight both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics kill bacteria and not viruses. Antibiotics do not fight viruses because viruses are not alive.
Antibiotics will not work in viruses.
Antibiotics do not kill viruses.That is why we do not get medicine for the flu.
A cold is not caused by bacteria so antibiotics don't work on it. Antibiotics do not affect viruses like the cold or flu viruses.
Disease caused by viruses cannot be cured by antibiotics. Antibiotics ONLY work on bacteria.
Antibiotics are medicines that cure infections. They have no effect on viruses.
Antibiotics kill bacteria but not viruses.
The answer is no. Viruses are not affected by antibiotics. As always, do your research and you will find that the CDC agrees. [related links]
Because Viruses are not bacteria. Antibiotics are only effective against bacteria. Antivirals target viruses.