Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know Best Practices for Antibiotic Use in Respiratory Tract Infections?

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


December 06, 2016

The CDC guidelines recommend that antibiotic treatment should be reserved for those patients with onset of severe symptoms and those who have persistent symptoms lasting longer than 10 days, who experience double sickening (worsening symptoms after a typical viral illness lasting 5 days had begun improving), who have facial pain or purulent nasal discharge lasting at least 3 consecutive days, or who have a temperature higher than 102.2°F (39°C).

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