Wellness - General Health | 0-18 yrs

Antibiotics: All You Need To Know

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Children constantly fall ill — with colds, sore throats, coughs and fever being quite common. And when consulting doctors for treatment, several parents expect prescription for antibiotics as they feel it is necessary to help their child get better soon. 

But guess what? your doctor could be doing you and your child a favour by NOT prescribing antibiotics.

Over the years, research and studies have found a downside to antibiotics. Your child could be at a health risk if these medicines are taken when not needed or if they overuse antibiotics and turn to it every time they fall sick. That’s right—antibiotics have to be prescribed and used with care, or their potential benefits will decrease.

Find out how and why by flipping through the pages of the ClipBook and equip yourself with the A to Z of antibiotics.

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What Are Antibiotics?

Antibiotics include a range of medicines that kill bacteria or slow down their growth. They cannot treat viruses. If overused or misused, there is a risk that the bacteria will become resistant to medication resulting in your child taking longer t...

When Are Antibiotics Needed?

Antibiotics are used for treating certain infections caused by bacteria. These drugs control bacterial infections that can arise from minor injuries and cuts, common infections such as urinary tract infection, as well as life-threatening illnesse...

How Do Antibiotics Work?

Antibiotics that include topical creams, pills, ointments and intravenous solutions, stop the growth of bacteria by blocking important functions within the bacteria cell. Find out how!

Are You Misusing Antibiotics?

When you take your kids to the paediatrician for a flu, do you expect a prescription for antibiotics? However, common cold and fever are usually caused by viruses. In such cases antibiotics will not be effective. Here's why taking antibiotics oft...

What Is Antibiotic Resistance?

When an antibiotic no longer has an effect on a certain strain of bacteria, those bacteria become antibiotic resistant. Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing health problems. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics contributes he...

Frightening Consequences Of Overusing Antibiotics

Antibiotics were a great discovery in the field of medicine, but medical professionals have been sounding the alarms about the consequences of overusing antibiotics. While they are taking the effort to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics, th...

7 Important Facts About Antibiotics

Here are seven important facts about antibiotics that you should be aware of. Take a look!

The History Of Antibiotics

Antibiotics have been used for ages to treat infections and the discovery of penicillin marked the beginning of the so-called 'golden era' of antibiotics. Go back in history to learn all about how antibiotics came about!

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