Augmentin is a combination medicine containing Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid as its main ingredients. This penicillin kind of antibiotic is used to cure a large number of bacterial infections. It retards the growth of bacteria, thus creating a barrier and halting the production of new infections.
Augmentin only works for bacterial infections like pneumonia, ear problems, urinary tract disorders, and skin infections. However, it is not effective to treat viral infections of any sort. Using it to cure these viral symptoms is of no benefit at all.