Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 264 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 21-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Sep-2003
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New campaign promote awareness of proper antibiotic use
Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services and a consortium of national health organizations urged consumers to be cautious about their use of antibiotics as the cold and flu season approaches. Officials stressed that antibiotics are ineffective treatment for viruses, such as those that cause colds and flu, and that inappropriate antibiotic use particularly among children is contributing to an alarming growth of global antibiotic resistance. more

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Information for patients: A new threat to your health - Antibiotic resistance
This brochure briefly explains the difference between bacteria and viruses and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers some common questions about when it is and is not appropriate to use an antibiotic.  more

 


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Information for patients: Your child & antibiotics
This brochure briefly explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers commonly asked questions about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.  more

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Information for patients: Runny nose Q & A
This Q&A sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about using antibiotics for a child's runny nose when there is green or yellow mucus present. It is designed as a Q&A sheet for parents.  more

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Information for patients: Fluid in the middle ear Q & A
This Q&A sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about using antibiotics for a child's condition called Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) or fluid in the middle ear. It is designed as a Q&A sheet for parents.  more

 
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