I am reposting this article from the Institute of Functional Medicine because I think it is very important. In western society and western medicine, we are way to quick to jump to antibiotics for things that will get better on their own through time. Antibiotic use has consequences. You should not use them just because you have had a cough for 5 days. Only use antibiotics when necessary. They can save your life when used properly but have consequences when abused.