This post was inspired by a comment on a previous post about how “it is common medical advice not to prescribe antibiotics for common ailments such as a sinus infection especially in light of the dangers of antibiotic resistant viruses.” I agree, a responsible doctor won’t prescribe antibiotics for a virus because viruses don’t respond to antibiotics.
With this in mind, I’ve put together a collection of helpful links and found a chart (because charts are cool) to help clarify the differences between bacteria, viruses and fungi, and when antibiotics should be used.
- Germs: Understand and protect against bacteria, viruses and infection via the Mayo Clinic
- What’s the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection? via the Mayo Clinic
- Antibiotics: Misuse puts you and others at risk via the Mayo Clinic
- Bacterial and Viral Infections via WebMd
- What are Germs? via KidsHealth.org
Cucumbers cause cholera via Kindism.org
Please remember, this is intended to offer people support, ideas, and resources. It is not in any way intended to be a substitute for medical advice or care. Please see a health care professional if you have concerns, especially if your concern is serious!