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Can kids take antibiotics?

Antibiotics given to children can potentially increase the risk of certain things later in life, such as:

• Depression

• Autism

• Anxiety

• ADHD

What you can do:

• Be sure the antibiotics are necessary

• Make sure the child doesn’t consume foods that contain antibiotics (buy foods that are organic, grass-fed, and antibiotic-free)

• If the child has to take an antibiotic, make sure they also take a probiotic at the same time, and after they stop taking the antibiotic

• Allow the child’s immune system to learn from the environment

• Keep key nutrients high (zinc, calcium, and vitamin D)

Last updated: Jun 13, 2024 15:36 PM