Wellness - General Health | 3-18 yrs

Antibiotics For Children

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Children fall sick quite often. Treating the illness with medicines is our immediate response. But to what extent do these medicines affect a child’s health? 

Antibiotics are the most common type of medicine being prescribed commonly today to fight infections. Thus, treating your child with antibiotics is fine. But repeated use should be avoided. Also, a nutrient-rich diet can increase your child’s body’s immunity and make him strong and unaffected by infections.

For more on the side effects of antibiotics, go through this ClipBook. 

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