Use of Antibiotics Increases Asthma Risk

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Antibiotics increase the risk of developing asthma.According to Nursing in Practice, the use of antibiotics for non-respiratory infections doubles a one-year-old's risk of developing asthma by the age of seven.

‘Antibiotics are frequently prescribed for young children for both respiratory and nonrespiratory infections,’ said Mark Roser, president of the American College of Chest Physicians.

‘Understanding the relationship between antibiotic use and asthma can help clinicians make informed decisions about treatment options for children.’

In a recent interview with Dr. Wellington Tichenor, he pointed out that the use of antibiotics may also contribute to the development of chronic sinusitis.

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