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Get Smart About Antibiotics

The American Academy of Pediatrics urges parents to learn more about when their children should be prescribed antibiotics.

Antibiotics are not the answer for every childhood illness and can be harmful when overused. Pediatricians recommend that parents get educated about the correct balance and usage of this medication.

“Antibiotics do not fight viral illnesses like colds. Taking antibiotics for colds can be harmful to your child’s health — in fact, unnecessary antibiotics can make future infections harder to treat. Work with your child’s pediatrician to find the best treatment for your sick child.” Read more.

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