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Delayed antibiotics have similar benefits to those taken straight away, according to UK study

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These results may be no surprise. After all, the role of the patient's immune system against infection has to be remembered. In the old days, while a few cases with pneumococcal pneumonia would succumb on no antibiotics, a few others would fully recover without antibiotics. So it should be in sore throat; few days of antibiotics, compared to a full course, would be an aid to an already competent immune system, resulting equally in cure. Dr Hana Fayyad, pediatrician

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16 AUG 2017

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10:04

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