Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, he said. “Influenza, ARVI is a viral infection, so antibiotics cannot cope with it,” RIA Novosti quotes a specialist.
The expert recalled that in the treatment of influenza, antiviral drugs, drugs for symptomatic therapy and immunity support are usually prescribed. And antibiotics are prescribed for the treatment of associated infections and the recovery of the patient after an illness. At the same time, they can be prescribed along with other methods of treating influenza, but in order to prevent the risk of developing various complications, such as pneumonia. They do not have a direct impact on the course of the influenza virus, Weber emphasized.
Earlier, the director of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said that at the moment the H1N1 virus, or the so-called swine flu, is prevalent in Russia. According to her, this is the version of the flu that causes the most serious damage to health. He and the coronavirus begin in the same way: with a fever, an unpleasant sensation in the throat and nose, with a headache or muscle pain.