Take care, not antibiotics (duck) 

Antibiotics aren't always the answer. Take rest and paracetamol, and drink plenty of fluids instead. You should be feeling fine in no time. Take care, not antibiotics.

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Transcript of Take care, not antibiotics (duck)


(woman) Feel like a lame duck?

If you have a cough, cold, flu or sore throat, don't ask for antibiotics.

Use antibiotics only when recommended by a doctor.

With rest, paracetamol and plenty of fluids,

getting better can be like water off a duck's back.

Take care, not antibiotics.


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