Medical Matters: Fewer antibiotics get better results

As a medical student, I did a stint in a GP's surgery in my home county of Cavan and I remember feeling really miserable, with a sore throat, muscle aches and general malaise.

8th December, 2013

As a medical student, I did a stint in a GP's surgery in my home county of Cavan and I remember feeling really miserable, with a sore throat, muscle aches and general malaise. I told the GP, hoping she would take pity on me, examine and cure me.

I thought I needed an antibiotic - she assessed me and assured me that I had a viral infection. I needed to rest, take fluids, regular paracetamol...

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