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Overuse of Antibiotics

Should you be relying on antibiotics as the first line of defense for jour child's health? Not according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They reported that up to half of the 110 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually may be "inappropriate" for the disease being treated. Vast overuse of antibiotics have led to bacteria developing antibiotic-resistant genes rendering the once called miracle drugs ineffective. Make no mistakes: antibiotics remain our most effective weapon against disease causing bacteria, with the power to save lives and prevent debilitating illness. But antibiotics will not cure most colds, coughs, sore throats or runny noses which are usually viral infections and need to just run its course.

P.S. The evolution of resistance isn't solely a matter of misuse, it's a matter of use."