We know that the number of people with asthma has significantly increased over the last three decades.
In addition, a recent study out of the United Kingdom found that children who were given antibiotics during infancy were at a higher risk of developing eczema, asthma and allergies by mid-childhood compared to those who did not take antibiotics during infancy.
The study showed that if antibiotics were given within the first 24 months of life there was up to 1.75 times increased odds of developing asthma by 7 ½ years old. The risk of developing asthma, eczema and allergies increased every time another round of antibiotics was given between birth and age 2.
Want more information? Pediatric Allergy and Immunology ran the study.
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