Antibiotics for ear, nose, throat or chest infections
SMH, By Amy Corderoy
NEARLY 100 years after antibiotics were discovered, a study has found most Australians are confused about when they should take them and how they work.
And this ignorance could be putting our health at risk, doctors say, with deadly superbugs on the increase because of our inappropriate use of the drugs.
A study by the National Prescribing Service found four out of five Australians expect to be given antibiotics for ear, nose, throat or chest infections.