Current Opinion in Microbiology Regarding Patient Care

What are some alternatives you could consider for a patient who demands an antibiotic?

A 41-year-old male patient presents to the doctor’s office you work at complaining of a sore throat and headache. He is told to rest and drink liquids until the virus has run its course. He is diagnosed with a virus that is currently prevalent in the area he works. How could you explain to him why he does not need an antibiotic?