Don’t abuse Antibiotics

💊Save the use of antibiotics for when they are really needed!!!
Help your children to fight infection and build resistance to bacteria. Frequent use of antibiotics is detrimental to your child.
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💊Every family faces its share of colds, sore throats, and viruses. When you bring your child to the doctor for these illnesses, it’s important to not expect a prescription for antibiotics.
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To lower the risk of bacterial resistance and prevent antibiotic overuse:
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💊Ask your doctor if your child’s illness is bacterial or viral. Discuss the risks and benefits of antibiotics. If it’s a virus, ask about ways to treat symptoms. Don’t pressure your doctor to prescribe antibiotics.
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💊Let milder illnesses (especially those caused by viruses) run their course. This helps prevent germs from becoming antibiotic-resistant.
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💊Antibiotics must be taken for the full amount of time prescribed by the doctor. Otherwise, the infection may come back.
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💊Don’t let your child take antibiotics longer than prescribed.
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💊Do not use leftover antibiotics or save extra antibiotics “for next time.”
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💊Don’t give your child antibiotics that were prescribed for another family member or adult.
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It’s also important to make sure that your kids:
💊Are up to date on their immunisations
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💊Stay home from school when they’re sick
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💊Wash their hands well and often