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Antibiotics for Respiratory Illness in Children (AAP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Academy of Pediatrics
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 05/01/2013
Most of the time, children don't need antibiotics for sore throat, cough or runny nose. In fact, they can do more harm than good.