Dr. Matt: Kids and Antibotic Use
(STLMoms) – It’s that time of year when our kids are coming down with all kinds of illnesses, so what is your child taking to get over a cold, fever or sinus infection. Dr. Matt Dougherty with Esse Health talks about getting smart about antibiotics.
When to Use Antibotics:
a. Common cold: never
b. Bronchitis: almost always never (occasional exceptions)
c. Sinus infection: usually not needed
d. Sore throat: never unless it is strep
e. Ear infections: depends on the age of patient and type of infection but may not need treatment