Winter Is Coming but it does Snot mean Antibiotics

The sun is hiding for more of the day and our noses are running more than our feet. Does this mean a trip to the GP for antibiotics?


The excellent Dr Michael Tam, from the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, says no. 

“The presence of green snot … does not indicate that you need antibiotics,” Dr Tam said. “Green nasal discharge is most commonly due to a viral infection of the nasal mucosa β€” basically, the common cold.”

So relax, get your sleep, wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing, eat well, and avoid those little πŸ’ŠπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š whenever possible.

If you still need to see a GP, we’re here at Partridge Street General Practice. Say hi anytime!

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