Antibiotics Not Recommended for Urinary Tract Infections in Kids

Giving antibiotics to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in small children won’t help and may even hurt, a new study finds.

Reporting in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers say the use of antibiotics as prevention boosts risks for drug resistance while doing nothing to shield kids from future urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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  1. UTI says

    Increasingly people are becoming immune to antibiotics. Their use, under medical supervision of course, should be limited to more severe infections.

    There are natural treatments available

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