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In general, limiting the medications you and your family take is a smart move.  We face escalating issues with bacterial resistance to antibiotics and they are being used more frequently with humans, often because patients request them and doctors just give in. One example of this would be for ear infections with children where antibiotics have been shown to be overused and often useless.

Chiropractic is one drug free option for ear infections in fact, the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics,  recently reported “80 percent of children were free of ear infections for the following six months after receiving chiropractic adjustments. The lead researcher explained, “Chiropractic mobilizes drainage of the ear in children, and if they can continue to drain without a buildup of fluid and subsequent infection, they build up their own antibodies and recover more quickly. Once they fight it themselves, kids tend to do very well and stay away from ear infections completely(1)”

Now there is another concern, that antibiotic use in infants are linked to asthma. A study published this year found in infants  “all antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of developing asthma, with the exception of sulfonamides” and “this risk increases with the number of courses of antibiotics prescribed.”