Colds occur from viruses, not bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics will not relieve cold symptoms since they cannot kill viruses. The most common of the cold-causing viruses is the rhinovirus, but there are over 200 viruses that can cause colds. The use of antibiotics may become necessary if the cold causes a secondary bacterial infection such as in the ear or sinuses.
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