Antibiotics can only treat bacterial infections.
This includes strep throat and urinary infections.
They will not treat viruses.
This includes colds, the flu, or mono (mononucleosis).
What illnesses do you need antibiotics for?
- Chest Cold (Acute Bronchitis)
- Common Cold.
- Ear Infection.
- Flu (Influenza)
- Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
- Skin Infections.
- Sore Throat.
- Urinary Tract Infection.
What common illnesses Cannot be treated with antibiotics?
What types of infections can not be treated with antibiotics? Only bacterial infections can be killed with antibiotics. The common cold, flu, most coughs, some bronchitis infections, most sore throats, and the stomach flu are all caused by viruses, not bacteria.
Can antibiotics kill a virus?
Antibiotics cannot kill viruses because bacteria and viruses have different mechanisms and machinery to survive and replicate. The antibiotic has no “target” to attack in a virus. However, antiviral medications and vaccines are specific for viruses.
Which disease can be treated with an antibiotic quizlet?
Strep infections can be successfully treated with Penicillin antibiotics. Streptococci and staphylococci can cause a contagious childhood skin disease called Impetigo contagiosum. Impetigo contagiosum can be successfully treated with Penicillin antibiotics.