In one of my debate with doctor friend, he posed this question to me: “What is the issue with amoxicillin (Antibiotics) ? Will you die if you take it? They are needed.”
Well, what if I present at least 50 plant based alternatives which act as bacterial control solution and that too intelligently and targeting only non-body, non-utility bacteria as a preventive care? And they have no side effects!
Read this research news to learn what antibiotics do to growing children.
“A new animal study adds to growing evidence that multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children’s development. Female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics, including amoxicillin, gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. Both of the antibiotics also disrupted the gut microbiome, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the intestinal tract.”
For children, I suggest:
1) Take advice from pediatrician and not any other ordinary doctor who is not well-versed with micro-observations about kids.
2) Choose such pediatrician who is well-versed with symptoms of viral and bacterial infection. Most doctors give antibiotics unnecessary for viral infections. No antibiotics needed for viral infection.
3) Focus more on your kid’s food habits. What to eat and what not to. Be strict with school authorities. They often serve unhealthy food. Sometimes they serve it without intention but due to mass-handling of food, it happens.
4) Let your kid exposed to natural environment. More visits to river, jungle, mountain, trekking. Let them play in dirt. Help them build immune system.
5) Include lemon, turmeric, ginger based juice in daily routine during fragile seasons like monsoon and winter.
Be more preventive rather reactive!!
Repeated Courses of Antibiotics May Profoundly Alter Children’s Development
New study in mice from NYU Langone Medical Center finds multiple, long-lasting effects after several courses of antibiotics commonly used in children
In the study, to be published online June 30 by the journal Nature Communications, female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. Both of the antibiotics also disrupted the gut microbiome, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the intestinal tract.
Overall, the mice received three short courses of amoxicillin (a broad-spectrum antibiotic), tylosin (which isn’t used in children but represents another common antibiotic class called the macrolides, which is increasingly popular in pediatrics), or a mixture of both drugs. To mimic the effects of pediatric antibiotic use, the researchers gave the animals the same number of prescriptions and the same therapeutic dose that the average child receives in the first two years of life. A control group of mice received no drugs at all.