Antibiotics can do wonders knocking out bacteria from ear infections, strep throat, and other illnesses so kids feel better faster. But while antibiotics are a helpful tool, misuse can make them harmful. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn about the overuse of antibiotics and the growing problem of antibiotic resistance -- a situation in which certain bacteria are no longer responsive to antibiotics. To help keep your child healthy and avoid contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem, it's crucial to use antibiotics safely and smartly. Here are seven ways to do that:
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