"They said that one wasn't strong enough so they gave me this one and that still didn't work," Tilli said.
Health officials say antibiotic overuse in the U.S. is a public health threat in the country. Now the Centers for Disease Control and more than two dozen other health organizations are issuing new policies to fight antibiotic resistance.
Lauri Hicks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, "We are seeing an increase in resistance among common infections so we're seeing an increase in hospitalizations that are due to antibiotic resistant infections."
Antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections, but a new poll shows more than a third of Americans mistakenly think antibiotics also help fight viruses.
Health groups are also taking aim at antibiotics used in food.
"We do want to see changes made so that we know that antibiotics in food animals are only being used in cases to makes sure that animals remain healthy," Hicks said/
Patients need to do their part too. If you're prescribed an antibiotic, take the right dose, complete the course and do not save leftovers for later.
Always ask your doctor if you really need a antibiotic..
Dr. Lisa Liberatore from Lenox Hill Hospital said, "Nothing bad is going to happen to you if you wait a day or two to see if you're going to get better."
It turns out Jon Tilli needed surgery to correct his sinus problems. Now he's hoping he won't have to rely on antibiotics as much.