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Cough? Cold? Flu? See Treatment Guides
boy with cold

Antibiotics only cure infections caused by bacteria.

They don't work against infections caused by viruses, like a cold or the flu.

The following treatment guides are helpful if you or your child have upper respiratory symptoms and aren't sure what kind of treatment you need.

Click the links below to view each guide (pdf format).

 

Earache treatment guide 

What causes earaches, when earaches need antibiotics and symptom relief. 

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Cough treatment guide

What causes coughs, when coughs need antibiotics and practical cough treatment.
Deutsch [German]
Español [Spanish]
tiếng Việt [Vietnamese] ​

Sinus treatment guide

What is sinusitis, when antibiotics help and practical sinus treatment.
Deutsch [German]
Español [Spanish]
tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]​

Sore throat treatment guide

What causes sore throats, when antibiotics help and practical sinus treatment.
Deutsch [German]
Español [Spanish]
tiếng Việt [Vietnamese]

Treatment guides were created by Oregon AWARE and the Oregon Health Authority.