We live in a “fix it now” world, and too many times patients feel that taking an antibiotic for a viral cough or cold won’t hurt, and just might help. Only it does not help, and, over time, it does hurt. Here is an article from the Self website by my friend Korin Miller that looks at just how pervasive this situation is
And lest you think that this is a new, hot, issue, here is a post from the blog from August, 2013, where I was interviewed in Oprah Magazine addressing a similar question. Some things just don’t get old!