4 Facts Parents Should Know About Antibiotic Resistance

(Family Features) When administered properly, antibiotics can provide essential, even lifesaving, relief to a sick child. However, antibiotics are not without risks.

While they are commonly used to kill bacterial infections or prevent infections from occurring after surgery, overuse and misuse of antibiotics over the past several generations has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).