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When we were little, mom took us to peds for antibiotics a lot> now 40 i wonder why they did that. my peds wont.?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Difficult to know: In earlier years antibiotics were given out, often without an obvious need. Now most doctors are very cautious because we have become increasingly aware of the potential for overuse and complications due to antibiotics.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2013

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