Welcome to another edition of the HCAM News medical segment, To Your Health. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.
We are well into the cold and flu season and, as an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist, my office is packed these days with patients suffering from colds, ear infections, sore throats and cough. Many of these patients expect me to treat their complaints with a prescription for an antibiotic. Some are insistent, others downright demanding. However, the vast majority of these maladies are viral in nature and antibiotics have no beneficial effect on viral infections.