Antibiotic resources for parents and patients

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Antibiotics may not always be the answer. Have a look at these other options and resources.

Fact sheets

Cough in adults                                   Sore throat                              Middle ear infection

Common cold (adults)                      Acute sinusitis (adults)         Fever in children


Self Care Leaflets                                                       

The battle against flu and colds

Advice on treating cough and cold in children



Stay well this winter website. Community pharmacy over-the-counter products website

When will I feel better? – guide to how long symptoms may last and how to self-treat

NHS Choices:

Overview of antibiotics

Five ways to stay healthy this winter

Common cold

Sore throat

Ear infections

Patient Info:

Why wasn’t I prescribed antibiotics?

Why antibiotics shouldn’t be overused


How to wash your hands

Washing your hands properly with soap and warm water is the single most important thing you can do to help reduce the spread of infections and help protect you, your family and those around you. Show your children and grandchildren the cartoon below.

How to wash your hands video

Children’s cartoon on hand-washing



Antibiotics don’t cure colds

Take care, not antibiotics

Will you be an Antibiotic Guardian?

Sneezing panda