Potential dangerous situation with a two year old & antibiotics
I was given some very disturbing news this week. A good friend of mine has a two year old granddaughter with a strep infection. The answer from the doctor was to prescribe a sulfa-based antibiotic. Apparently there were no considerations to environmental factors such as as where did she get it, what is her diet, and the severity of the antibiotic that could do more harm than good. There are cases where children have been given these types of antibiotics with the resulting allergic reaction manifesting in Stevens-Johnson's Syndrome. This condition could result in massive burns to the body,eye and brain damage, and internal organ malfunction. With this two year old, if the allergic reaction does not get her, there has to be a question on type of antibiotic that could eventually allow the body to lose resistance to any future infection. There has to be a better treat than this dangerous medical protocol.