Antibiotics are powerful medicine, but there’s a lot of confusion about what they can and can’t do. This video debunks some myths about antibiotics you’ve probably heard before.
The video above, from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, not only addresses misconceptions, but also explains that general abuse of antibiotics can potentially lead to stronger bacteria strains. In the video, you’ll learn that antibiotics can’t fight viruses like colds or the flu, that antibiotics can have a lot of negative side effects, that you should never take leftover antibiotics, and that killing more bacteria isn’t necessarily a good thing. Make sure you know the facts about the medicines you take and learn to recognise when you actually need antibiotics.
5 Big Myths About Antibiotics [YouTube]