Does your child have an upper respiratory infection that has symptoms that have lasted more than 10 days?
Or have they had a severe onset of symptoms including fever and nasal discharge lasting at least three days in a row?
Before you head to the doctor, you should know... not every runny nose warrants antibiotics.
You've probably heard recently that it's not good to give antibiotics unnecessarily; so how does your doctor decide if your child actually needs antibiotics? If the diagnosis is a sinus infection, you may need to try a few types of treatment to get rid of it.
If antibiotics aren't an option this time, when IS it a necessity to give your child antibiotics?
Special guest, Dr. Ellen R. Wald, shares some important information regarding antibiotic treatments and when they are appropriate.