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Are antibiotics safe for children?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: All antibiotics may have side effects including very rare serious ones. However, if used properly the safety of the antibiotic far, far outweighs the danger of the complications the infection may cause.Always check with your doctor.
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 38 years experience
Yes: Antibiotics are usually safe when they are indicated reduced dosing or weight based dosing is commonly recommended.
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