Antibiotic blame game

Parents blame the physicians for antibiotic overuse and physicians blame the parents. Either way, antibiotics are often prescribed for young children with upper respiratory tract infections regardless of whether they are bacterial or not. The argument is that this will prevent complications, such as ear infections and pneumonia. But the latest evidence review in The Cochrane Library finds absolutely no evidence to support this abuse of prescription-writing. The fact is that most upper respiratory tract infections caused by viruses and typically last between 2-14 days. In high-income countries like the US, upper respiratory tract infections are responsible for 75% of prescribed antibiotics. This abuse of antibiotics is helping cause the pandemic of killer drug resistant microbes we are seeing today. Wise up parents – question everything.

Nowadays parents run to the doctor for every little sneeze and sniffle.

Nowadays parents run to the doctor for every little sneeze and sniffle.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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