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eBook Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats ePub

eBook Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats ePub

by Paul A. Offit M.D.,Bonnie Fass-Offit M.D.,Louis M. Bell M.D.

  • ISBN: 0471319821
  • Category: Alternative Medicine
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Paul A. Offit M.D.,Bonnie Fass-Offit M.D.,Louis M. Bell M.D.
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 186
  • ePub book: 1675 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1767 kb
  • Other: mbr doc lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 176

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Author), Bonnie Fass-Offit . Helping children with viral infections feel better-without antibiotics. Getting the most from over-the-counter remedies and natural supplements-which are best for specific symptoms, and which to avoid altogether.

Offit, Paul A. Publication date. Print version record. Fass-Offit, Bonnie; Bell, Louis M. Bookplateleaf. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control). Infection in children - Chemotherapy - Side effects - Popular works, Antibiotics - Side effects - Popular works, Microorganisms - Effect of antibiotics on - Popular works, Drug resistance in microorganisms - Popular works, Anti-Bacterial Agents - adverse effects, Child, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Infection - drug therapy, MEDICAL - Pharmacology, Antibiotics.

Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats. An important book for parents. the best source I have seen about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and the risks of antibiotic overuse. by Paul A. Offit, Bonnie Fass-Offit, and Louis M. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Finally, a book that discusses the problem of antibiotic overuse in a readable way, combining daily experiences in pediatric practice with scientific explanations.

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Offit, Paul . Bell, Louis M. (1999). Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know. Offit, Paul . ISBN 978-0-02-863861-4. (2003). ISBN 978-0-471-42004-0. Breaking the Antibiotic Habit: A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats. ISBN 978-0-471-31982-5. Gerber JS, Offit PA (2009). Vaccines and autism: a tale of shifting hypotheses".

Breaking the Antibiotic Habit : A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats.

An important book for parents.

Read Breaking the Antibiotic Habit, by Bonnie Fass-Offit, Louis . ell, Paul Offit online on Bookmate – Protect your child. the best source I have seen about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and the risks of antibiotic overuse

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Breaking the Antibiotic Habit A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats. Chapter 1 The Promise and Problems of Antibiotics Deadly Diseases Caused by Bacteria That Resist Antibiotics Bacteria are now, more than ever before, resisting the killing effects of antibiotics. Bacteria that resist antibiotics (or "superbugs") are harmful to children for a number of reasons.

Breaking the Antibiotic Habit. A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats.

Protect your child. Leading pediatric experts answer all your questions about reducing the risks of antibiotic overuse. ""An important book for parents.the best source I have seen about the dangers of antibiotic resistance and the risks of antibiotic overuse."" --Scott Dowell, M.D., M.P.H. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ""Finally, a book that discusses the problem of antibiotic overuse in a readable way, combining daily experiences in pediatric practice with scientific explanations."" --S. Michael Marcy, M.D., American Academy of Pediatrics If your child has a cough, cold, ear infection, or sore throat, will antibiotics help? The answer may surprise you. Overuse of antibiotics has led to antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, or ""superbugs."" Antibiotics are increasingly ineffective because they are often prescribed inappropriately to treat viral infections, such as colds, bronchitis, and sore throats. Natural supplements may offer more relief. Clearly organized and packed with vital information, Breaking the Antibiotic Habit covers all the key issues, including:* Distinguishing between strep throat and sore throat, sinus infection and the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis, and ear infections and ear fluids* Helping children with viral infections feel better--without antibiotics* Getting the most from over-the-counter remedies and natural supplements--which are best for specific symptoms, and which to avoid altogether

Comments

Buge Buge
Had I read this book before my daughter caught her first bug several weeks ago, she and I would have been spared two trips to the doctor and (what I now believe to be) a completely unnecessary course of antibiotics for what was, in all likelihood, just a childhood virus.

In this book, Dr. Paul Offit discusses the dangers of antibiotic overuse and provides instructions for parents on how to tell the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. I should also note that Paul Offit is not some health guru fear monger who makes you afraid of your own doctors and encourages you make your own organic medicines at home. Definitely not - after all, he is the guy who is currently crusading against the anti-vaccine movement. He champions antibiotics for saving many children from bacterial infections that would have killed them decades ago. He affirms the use of antibiotics under the right circumstances. He just wants to make sure these antibiotics work when we really need them. I'm very happy I read this when I did, and will certainly be more discerning when that next bug inevitably invades our home.

This is a fast, albeit stressful, read that I encourage every parent to check out. We've all got to work together on this one!
Jorius Jorius
I live in Taiwan where medicine is readily available and abundant. Unfortunately, I realize that the doctors often prescribe much more medicine than is necessary. Also, different doctors sometimes say different things and few doctors like to explain why they prescribe specific medicine.
At first, I expected this book to try to convince me not to take medicine at all. But, in fact, it is about when and when not to take medicine. It offers clear examples which include symptoms, reasons, and what we should do. It is written in language that is easy to understand and can be read from cover to cover in one sitting. Coming from a parent with two kids, this book is an excellent reference that I check every time we get sick. It has saved us countless time and money that would've been wasted if we went to see a doctor. The only thing I would recommend is that they change the title of the book, because it is relevant for all people, not just parents.
Ballardana Ballardana
Because of over use of antibiotics ,many time for viral infections there is a growing risk of resistance ,and there no more effective
Akirg Akirg
Come on parents, admit it, which one of us hasn't left our child's pediatrician's office at least once, feeling a bit miffed and irritated that the doctor denied the need for antibiotics, when you were absolutely convinced that one was warranted.... If you raised your hand, then this book is a must read and will prove to be a valued addition to your home medical library.
As a registered nurse in the pediatric and adult settings for many years, I have seen first hand the devastating effects of patients infected with antibiotic resistant organisms. It is frightening enough just to watch a patient try to recover from such an illness, let alone try to care for them when traditional therapies have failed.
Unfortunately, the frequency and difficulty of treating these types of patients have become an increasingly alarming scenario in today's acute care facilities. We are long overdue in the rethinking of the way antibiotics are currently prescribed in this country.
With their new book, BREAKING THE ANTIBIOTIC HABIT A Parent's Guide to Coughs, Colds, Ear Infections, and Sore Throats, Drs. Offit and Bell have successfully provided clear and interesting discussions about the necessity for prudent use of antibiotic therapy for our children as well as the adult population. It also provides surprisingly simple and clear guidelines for caregivers whose children display symptoms of coughs, colds, ear infections and sore throats. It is a needed refresher course for experienced parents, and proves to be an important reference for all first time parents and grand-parents.
Bravo! Drs. Offit and Bell, thank you for this timely and important book! What an informative little page turner!!
Munimand Munimand
Being a new parent, I was worried when my 9 month old had a high fever and a cough that lasted more than a day. The doctor told me to keep my child comfortable and monitor his symptoms. If he did not improve in a few days, I was to call back. I felt helpless. I had collected numerous books about babies and what to expect the first year: but none of these books had the information I wanted to know such as how do I comfort a coughing baby at night. Breaking the Antibiotic Habit is wonderful. I read it from cover to cover the day it arrived. Now I am more confident that I can take care of my child when he is sick. I know what to watch for and can communicate better with my child's pediatrician.
Aria Aria
I just happened to glimpse this book at my local library and checked it out. What an informational storehouse! I am the parent of two small children, who just recently have been coming down with coughs, colds, ear infections. Nowhere in any of my "pediatrition handbooks" did I get such an in depth understanding of common childhood problems and how and when antibiotics can help and when they can't. I wish I read this book last winter when I needed the information. I am buying this book and highly reccomend it to all parents. Read it cover to cover!
Runemane Runemane
i felt that the book was very informative with good information about how antibiotics are abused and how parents are mostly to blame for it. it also gives ideas on how to treat certains colds with other medicines and natural stuff too.