D-HEC warns against overusing antibiotics to ward off flu

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — DHEC is encouraging South Carolinians to avoid the use of unnecessary antibiotics to guard against the flu.

DHEC officials say doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat flu-like symptoms which can be prevented with a flu shot. There’s a down side to that thought.  Officials say while antibiotics save lives, taking too many can lead to increased bacterial resistance in the future.

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