Patients tend to assume that if they have flu or any other related infections that antibiotics would be the solution. But the thing is, not all infections are caused by a virus. Some of them are due to bacteria too. For this reason, testing needs to be done. The patient has to undergo several examinations or lab tests in order for the doctor to determine the actual cause of the health condition and to avoid prescribing inappropriate medications, particularly antibiotics.
In the case of COVID-19, though, it is a viral infection and, therefore, using antibiotics would be useless.
What Are the Effects of Improper Use of Antibiotics?
For people who have the coronavirus disease, using antibiotics will not help at all. Aside from it is a waste of time, effort, and resources, it can also worsen antibiotic resistance.