Are antibiotics safe for kids?



Antibiotics, first used in the 1940s, are certainly one of the great advances in medicine. But overprescribing them has resulted in the development of resistant bacteria, which are bacteria that don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past. Plus, whenever kids take antibiotics they run the risk of side effects, such as stomach upset and diarrhea or even a possible allergic reaction.

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