What can antibiotics be used to treat?
antibiotics can only treat bacterial infections.
antibiotics have no effect in viral infections like colds and flu or fungal infections like athletes foot.
Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections.
Antibiotics are very strong medicines used to treat bacterial infections, not viral infections. Antibiotics cannot kill viruses, the best treatment would be to let the viral infection go away by itself.
Some illnesses that are caused by bacteria are urinary tract infections, strep throat, and some pneumonia.