When treating coronavirus infection at home, you should never take antibiotics. The fact is that such drugs act on bacteria, but not viruses, reminded Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Sergei Yakovlev.
According to him, experts prescribe antibiotics only if a viral infection is complicated by a bacterial one.
This happens seven to ten days after the onset of the disease. Only a doctor can decide whether antibiotics are needed or not. If he prescribed, it must be accepted, - Yakovlev is quoted by "Arguments and Facts".
Nevertheless, the physician noted, while self-medicating for mild to moderate coronavirus infection, people often take a combination of two or three antimicrobial drugs. In the best case, the misuse of such drugs during self-medication will not give results. It often provokes serious side effects and builds microbial resistance, he warned. In some cases, this can lead to death. Moreover, similar cases have already occurred.
Earlier, teledoctor Alexander Myasnikov listed deadly ways of self-medication for coronavirus.
In Russia, on November 16, a new record was recorded for the number of cases per day. Over the past 24 hours, the number of infected Russians has increased by 22,778 people. The prevalence rate of COVID-19 in the country remains at 1.07 for the second day in a row. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which was announced in March, nearly 70 million COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Russia. At all checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation, enhanced double control has been organized for those arriving from disadvantaged regions, NEWS.ru wrote.