Do you immediately give antibiotic to a sick kid?
An antibiotic is given for the treatment of an infection caused by bacteria. Antibiotics target microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and parasites. If antibiotics are overused or used incorrectly there is a risk that the bacteria will become resistant – the antibiotic becomes less effective against that type of bacterium. (via www.medicalnewstoday.com)
For my son, I usually wait for 2 to 3 days of him being sick before I bring him to the doctor. During these days, I just usually give him organic products like plenty of water, calamansi juice, yakult and Dr. Gerry’s Coco Nectar.
If after 2-3 days and I feel that there is no improvement or if there is any more problems that arise then that is the only time I panic and bring him to his pediatrician immediately.
That is exactly what we did a while ago. I brought him to the nearest pediatrician in our area (not his regular pediatrician) to check him. His regular pediatrician is only available at Manila every Monday, while she will be at Alabang Medical Center every Wednesday. I can’t wait for Wednesday anymore so I looked for the nearest clinic in our area and found one Doctor at Springville Clinic here in Molino Cavite.
She gave Ren an antibiotic (Augmentin by Glaxo SmithKline P335.00) and an anti-hestamine for Ren’s cold (Cetirizine by Pediatrica Inc P246.25).
How about you what is your style? Do you immediately bring your kid to the doctor or just like me that you wait for 2 or 3 days?
I hope Ren will get better soon because his midterm exam is near.
Thank you to all who prayed for him 🙂