ANTIBIOTICS GREATLY INCREASE THE RISK OF DAYCARE PROBLEMS.
The first evidence that bacteria may play a beneficial role in health was in 1904. Over a hundred years ago and allopathic medicine STILL has little recognition that the presence of normal bacteria is important. To date, I have never had a patient come in whose pediatrician recommended probiotics, either prophylacticaly or post-antibiotic. The problem is that the evidence in support of maintaining a healthy bacterial flora in the gut is overwhelming. There is absolutely no question that these bacteria are supposed to be there. Antibiotic use, C-section, formula feeding and pregnant women who have had antibiotics w/o following up with probiotics all are known to alter the flora of the gut. This particular study, only one of many, finds that probiotics supplementation drastically cuts down the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal infections for children in daycare. Around a 40% reduction. Given this, we can strongly say that antibiotic use will INCREASE risk the same amounts. And still allopathic medicine remains blissfully unaware of the relationship.