Antibiotics 101

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Do your part to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections. It's as easy as counting to three: 1. Don't expect your doctor to prescribe antibiotics for viral illnesses, such as the common cold. 2. Never take antibiotics that were prescribed for another person. 3. When you need antibiotics, follow your doctor's orders for taking them.

Aug. 16, 2019 See more In-depth