Does the child need antibiotics to treat common cold that occurs often?
Children fall ill due to low immunity. Boost your child'simmunity through natural methods. Antibiotics are powerful medications. They are to be used only when prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor will know best for your child'streatment. Do not self-medicate the child.
Antibiotics may kill many bacteria, but not viruses, which cause many respiratory tract infections. If your child has a viral infection, antibiotics will not cure it.
Do not use this information to treat your child'shealth problem without consulting your doctor. Another good advice is that don'tchange the doctor frequently.
(The writer is chairperson of Women Wing, IMA.)