Do you prefer taking antibiotics?

@220870 (249)
India
February 18, 2007 9:35pm CST
I try hard not to take nor give antibiotics to my family. I normally try home remedies for minor ailments. But I guess when it comes to serious ailments one cannot aviod it.
2 responses
• United States
21 Feb 07
I prefer natural remedies like lemons, garlic, onions, beets and of course herbal teas and honey. There is so many more but to many to mention. The best I use for respiratory by far is garlic. Eaten raw. Is hot but will knock out an infection in a hurry. For my kids I saute with onions and add to their foods. Microwaving for a 30 seconds takes the heat out.I put through juicer and add to vegetable juice.
@nyka08 (411)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
i prefer not to take any medicine as much as possible when i get sick. as far as i know, antibiotics are used when illness or infection is acquired from bacterias. if your ailment is viral, then it's better if you won't take any meds at all. viruses are not affected by antibiotics. just stick with water therapy, eating healthy, getting plenty of rest, taking vitamin c..then you'll be fine. but if all comes to worst, then you should go consult a doctor.