Friday, May 13, 2011

Cough Colds In Children Do not Need Antibiotics

Cough Colds In Children
Most parents always give antibiotics when they found the child has a cough and runny nose. but in fact it can actually aggravate the condition of the child. Prof. Iwan Dwiprahasto a Professor of Farmokologi UGM,''say the babies who are given antibiotics it will become more frequent cough and cold,''This is conveyed in the Workshop on Health Journalist FISIP UI, Depok, Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Prof. Iwan said that in general, children experience cough as much as 4-5 times a year. But if children are given antibiotics it could have in a year the child becomes 10 times the cough cold. If given continuously antibiotics could someday ill child every week.

"Everyone has prescribed antibiotics, cough and cold but do not require antibiotics," said Professor Iwan who handles the Pharmacology and Therapeutics / Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit FK-UGM / Dr Sardjito Yogyakarta.

A study of participants who have given antibiotics and participants who were given placebo (empty drug) showed the same recovery time. Several other studies also demonstrate the use of antibiotics on the disease or condition unnecessary.

"The antibiotic drugs also should not be mixed in the powder drug and should be separate," he said.

Other things that become a problem in medicine is hygiene powder (if using a mask and gloves while dispensing), which is generally not the same dose of each wrap, homogeneity, hygroscopic, the absorption of different drugs in the stomach, skills, interactions between drugs.

Prof. Iwan said interactions between drug can be mutually reinforcing, suppressed levels of other drugs, treatment becomes ineffective, the treatment becomes toxic to treatment failure.

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