Antibiotics Articles

Antibiotic Use: An Update

A Look at the Usage The introduction of antibiotics, once hailed as "miracle drugs" in the 1940’s is reminiscent of the words of William Heberden when he wrote 200 years ago that "new medicines, and new methods of cure, a...

Antibiotics and Ear Infections

In cases where the immune response lags behind a bacterial infection that is dangerously decimating the body, the 1950s advent of antibiotic medications saved the lives of millions of people who would have otherwise succumbed. However, the...

Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3). The majority of children...

Antibiotics in the First Year of Life Increase Risk of Asthma

From a March 13, 2006, Reuters Health release comes a report that children who are given antibiotics early in life increase their chance of asthma later. This finding is from a study by Dr. Carlo A. Marra and colleagues at the University of British...

Also labeled: Issue #10, Pathways Magazine

Children May Not Need Antibiotics for Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

Antibiotics are not necessary for most children with acute infective conjunctivitis, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial published in the June 22 Early Online Publication issue of The Lancet. “We have shown t...

Also labeled: Issue #07, Pathways Magazine

Treating an Ear Infection

I know antibiotics are not good for my baby, but what do I do if he gets an ear infection? Avoid dairy. Identify food allergens. Try this safe, economical solution! The treatment of ear infections in this country is a huge...

Well Beyond Medincine: The Wait and See Prescription

Earaches bring more unhappy children to emergency rooms and pediatric offices each year than just about any other health disorder. Antibiotics remain the most popular medical treatment for earache, with doctors reportedly writing 15 million...