Antibiotics Series #3 – Antibiotics Can Prevent Infections, Especially For Children With Chronic Conditions

In certain circumstances, we give antibiotics to prevent infections. This isn’t something we do for the average child, but for those with chronic conditions that predispose them to bacterial infections, it can be quite effective. For most of these situations, … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #2 – Choosing the Correct Antibiotic for Your Child’s Illness

Even the most common problems in antibiotic treatment do not have simple solutions. Choosing one antibiotic drug from among several candidates entails balancing the benefits and the detriments associated with each. One challenge of deciding which one to use is … Continue reading

Antibiotics Series #1 – How Antibiotics Kill Bacteria But Can Become Resistant Overtime

Antibiotics are an some of the most important medications pediatricians can use to combat infections. Antibiotics are also over requested and over prescribed. Antibiotics kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Disinfectants, like bleach, also kill bacteria but it’s not … Continue reading