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If I take amoxicillin, will it make it harder for my child to fight future bacterial infections?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not at all

People don't become "resistant " to antibiotics , germs do.
Sometimes they won't work because you have a resistant strain of germs or the illness was viral & never needed or would respond to antibiotics. Since you can't become resistant, you certainly can't pass that on. Your goal in life is to make sure you only use them when needed.

In brief: Not at all

People don't become "resistant " to antibiotics , germs do.
Sometimes they won't work because you have a resistant strain of germs or the illness was viral & never needed or would respond to antibiotics. Since you can't become resistant, you certainly can't pass that on. Your goal in life is to make sure you only use them when needed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: No

It should not have on affect on your childs ability to fight infection.

In brief: No

It should not have on affect on your childs ability to fight infection.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

No connection.

In brief: No

No connection.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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