Common cold is not  cured by antibiotics because it is

  • Option 1)

    Caused by a virus

  • Option 2)

    Caused by a Gram-positive bacterium

  • Option 3)

    Caused by a Gram-negative bacterium

  • Option 4)

    not an infectious disease

 

Answers (2)

As learnt in

common cold -

Many viruses also cause diseases in human beings

- wherein

Rhino viruses represent one such group of viruses which cause one of the most infectious human ailments – the common cold.

 

Viruses are not affected by antibiotics 

 


Option 1)

Caused by a virus

This option is correct

Option 2)

Caused by a Gram-positive bacterium

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

Caused by a Gram-negative bacterium

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

not an infectious disease

This option is incorrect

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Antibiotics don't work against infections caused by viruses, such as colds and flu. So there's no point taking antibiotics to treat a cold or flu. so the answer is option 1

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