When a little one is sick, obviously both parents and doctors want to make him or her healthy as quickly as possible. In some cases, this means taking antibiotics.
Antibiotics are essential medicines that fight bacterial infections and save lives. But treatment with an anti- biotic is not a game, it is a very serious medication that should be taken only when necessary and completed under close surveillance.
If a baby has a bacterial infection and requires antibiotics, it is essential that parents follow the instructions carefully, including the length of medication. Parents should read the package leaflet included with each medicine and make themselves familiar with frequently or rarely occurring side effects before beginning the treatment. If a baby displays side effects, parents should seek medical advice immediately.