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Tips to avoid frequent use of antibiotics in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have a son who is 3 years old. Often (atleast once in a month) he is getting attached with cold, cough and fever. I have consulted many doctors and every doctor is saying, it is xxxxxx's polluted weather's effect and nothing can be done. Every time we are giving him antibiotics. Doctor is it true? Can't we avaod antibiotics? are they harmful?
Doctor :   antibiotics need to be given when the infection is quite severe
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Doctor :   but for the other situations you need to increase his diet supplement it with lot of greens and the multivitamins that shall inprove
Doctor :   improve his resistance and hence it shall prevent him from getting the repeated infections that he is now getting
Doctor :   and once he grows up and begins
Doctor :   may be at around the age of 7-10 years he would be less vulnerable to these seasonal infections that he is not getting so there is not much that you need to be worried about as of now Doctor :   are you following it ?

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