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Cough Cough, Sneeze Sneeze, No Antibiotics Please

Cough and Sneeze

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It’s September which means back to school, and also back to germs and illness season.  Although we certainly see virus’s and colds thru out the summer, it pales in comparison to the amount we see in the fall and winter months.  With these illnesses comes the age old question that parents and clinicians alike battle with:  Does this child need an antibiotic?  The overwhelming answer is usually no and it’s important for parents and prescribers alike, to understand what we are doing by over-prescribing antibiotics when they are not necessary.

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