Some of the Most Common Medications Can Cause Permanent Side Effects in Children

A new study has found that early exposure to antibiotics can cause permanent asthma and allergies. The study’s authors, from Rutgers University, New York University, and the University of Zurich, stated that antibiotics, “among the most used medications in children, affect gut microbiome communities and metabolic functions. The practical implication is simple: Avoid antibiotic use in young children whenever you can because it may elevate the risk of significant, long-term problems with allergy and/or asthma,” said senior author Martin Blaser.

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