MYTH: Antibiotics can be used to treat Covid-19


No - antibiotics are used to kill bacterial infections - Covid-19 is a virus.

Antibiotics can, however, be used to treat secondary infections as a result of the virus such as bacterial pneumonia.

Note that taking antibiotics without reason can lead to an eventual resistance to such medication. This means that when you do need antibiotics, they are not as effective because your body has built up a resistance to the drug.

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