How to Minimize Antibiotic Overuse In Kids with Upper Respiratory Illnesses

By Nina L. Shapiro, MD Contributing Writer – Vol. 12, No. 4. Winter, 2012

Infants and children can easily develop up to 10 respiratory illnesses per year. Most of these are viral, and will often run their course with basic supportive measures. Alas, these seemingly ‘basic’ measures seem to have become little known to the majority of parents and caregivers, who are all-too-eager to give children unnecessary antibiotics.

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