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Patients with Coughs, Colds Should Not Be Given Antibiotics by Their GP -1

Post Time:2008-08-29 [Large Middle Small] View:
The NHS drugs rationing body, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, issued tighter guidelines for doctors on the use of antibiotics. 
As British "Telegraph" reported on July 23, according to new guideline, British doctors will not be allowed to make antibiotics prescription for the patients who is  suffering from minor ear infection, sore throat, tonsil inflammation, colds, coughs, sinusitis, bronchitis; instead, they are suggested to recommend the patients taking paracetamol and getting plenty rest
The guideline pointed out only if in a particularly critical condition, doctors are allowed to prescribe these patients antibiotic drugs, as such drugs " will produce a lot of side effects instead of any help for curing the ills. "
According to the guideline, only if the patient condition has not improved or even deteriorated after a period of time, doctors can consider to make antibiotics prescription to patients. If patients do not want to follow these treatment procedures, doctors can also make a prescription of antibiotics and require the patients to buy the drugs at least a week later when they need to use them.
Under the new norm, doctors can proscribe antibiotics for the child less than 2 years old with both ears infected or discharging ears; those tonsillitis patients with other diseases can also take antibiotics.
In addition, if there are other complications in patients with the risk or suffering from heart, lung, kidney, liver and other organ disease or immune system diseases, doctors can also provide antibiotic prescription for them and conduct further checks.
The new guideline also made some norm on the use of antibiotics for the people over the age of 65 and 80.