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Antibiotic and Asthma Risk

Children who are treated with antibiotics during the first year of life are significantly more likely to develop asthma by age 7, according to Canadian researchers.

Compared with children who did not receive antibiotic for nonrespiratory infections in the first year of life, children who did receive the drugs were almost twice as likely to have asthma at age 7. The risk was highest in children who received more than 4 courses of antibiotics, especially those living in households without a dog during their first year.

The medical community is finally beginning to realize the risks associated with antibiotic use. I have found homeopathic remedies very effective in treating infections in young children with virtually no side effects.

Terry Pfau, DO, HMD

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