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Medical Offices of Manhattan

Medical Offices of Manhattan’s own Dr. Denise Pate was recently written an article on about when and if antibiotics are necessary. She was quoted as saying:

It’s fall, and that means sore throats, sniffles, and coughing. No matter how much work we do to supercharge our immune system and wash our hands to prevent germs, sometimes we simply catch the bug that’s going around the office or school. Hopefully, a quick seasonal cold virus is the extent of it, but we all know that sometimes unpleasant symptoms can hang around and we worry it’s a bacterial infection. If that happens, here are five questions you should ask yourself before you fill that antibiotic prescription.