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Antibiotics for acute bronchitis (Cochrane Review)
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Coughs and Chest Infections




Antibiotics are not always necessary to treat cough symptoms or chest infections. They may be caused by viral infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. In some cases antibiotics may be necessary e.g. if you have an underlying bacterial infection but in many cases coughs and chest infections will not be helped by antibiotics.

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