Calling All Moms and Dads—Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
Antibiotics do not fight viral illnesses like colds. Taking antibiotics for colds can be harmful to your child's health — in fact, unnecessary antibiotics can make future infections harder to treat. Work with your child's pediatrician to find the best treatment for your sick child.
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2015:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a partner in
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, which will be observed November 16-22, 2015.
The focus is on the importance of improving antibiotic use in health care settings. The AAP encourages pediatricians and families to participate in the week by implementing recommendations on antibiotic use. For more information and campaign resources, visit the links below.
Additional Resources from the HealthyChildren.org: