Your Children and Antibiotics

Brickyard Pediatrics truly cares about your children. We shy away from antibiotics unless truly needed. Your child can build up a resistance to antibiotics. This can happen when the bacteria in your body is repeatedly exposed to the same antibiotics.

If your body is immune to antibiotics they won’t work when you might truly need them.

When are antibiotics not needed?

Antibiotics are not needed for (and won’t work against) viral infections such as a cold, the flu (influenza) or mono (mononucleosis).

When are antibiotics needed?

Antibiotics should be used when there is a bacterial infection, fungus or in some cases parasites. A few examples are a urinary tract infection and strep throat.

If you would like to understand more about the use of anitbiotics we have gathered a few links for you to visit below: