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Antibiotics aren't always the answer
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    Get smart : know when antibiotics work
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    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (U.S.). Division of Bacterial Diseases.
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    Six simple and smart facts about antibiotic use:

    1. Antibiotics are life-saving drugs

    2. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections

    3. Some ear infections DO NOT require an antibiotic

    4. Most sore throats DO NOT require an antibiotic

    5. Green colored mucus is NOT a sign that an antibiotic is needed

    6. There are potential risks when taking any prescription drug

    Target audience: Parents of young children. This full color 17"x22" poster is planned for use in doctor's offices, clinics, other healthcare facilities, and media outlets. It is intended to raise awareness about appropriate antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections in children. It briefly explains six simple and smart facts about antibiotic use and when antibiotics can help treat a child’s illness.


    CDC-INFO Pub ID 221259


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