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Antibiotics are powerful medicines for fighting infections, but they don't cure every illness. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed - or not completing the prescription given by your child's health care provider - can even be harmful.
Antibiotics don't work for viruses that often cause colds and flu.
Overuse of antibiotics can cause some bacteria to become resistant - bacteria can then survive the antibiotics that are meant to kill them.
Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are hard to treat and can be serious.