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Is it a bad idea to give an infant (1 year old) antibiotics for a cold? I feel like a cold is a minor thing and may be good to build immunity.
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
12 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If the baby truly has a viral illness then antibiotics are unnecessary and also potentially harmful in many ways, not the least of which being thinning of your wallet.

In brief: Yes
If the baby truly has a viral illness then antibiotics are unnecessary and also potentially harmful in many ways, not the least of which being thinning of your wallet.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Dont us antibiotics
The common cold is caused by a virus.
Antibiotics have no activity against viruses. There is no reason, and there may be some harm, in using antibiotics for viral infections.

In brief: Dont us antibiotics
The common cold is caused by a virus.
Antibiotics have no activity against viruses. There is no reason, and there may be some harm, in using antibiotics for viral infections.
Dr. Michael Kelber
Dr. Michael Kelber
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