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Was the antibiotic explanation useful/helpful or does it require further elaboration?

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In looking for the stuff for Annabel about pre-vaccine antibody levels I found this:

Clinical Infectious Diseases 1992;14:708-719 "Epidemiological Features of Pertussis in the United States, 1980 - 1989" Farixo K M. et al.

On page 714 under the table it said:
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"when treatment with erythromycin was initiated... the duration of cough tended to be even longer than for persons who did not receive erythromycin at all."
Well now, isn't that amazing.

So they've been prescribing antibiotics for pertussis all those years on the basis of garbage science, not realising that it actually makes the outcome for the patient potentially worse?

Oi oi oi....

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Was the antibiotic explanation useful/helpful or does it require further elaboration?
Thank you, it was very helpful to me.

And not only for better understanding of pertussis (which I admit was the only disease that still scared me if I have a second child, for the potential of exposing the baby) but for another reason...

I'm currently trying to break through to a casual friend whose DD has had a year of antibiotics, different kinds, low dose prophylactic etc. etc. Her digestion is shot, constant diarrhea and she has been through gut test after gut test in The Best Hospital for Children in the Country. And the drs say they don't know what's wrong with her.

This world is freaking insane.
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There are a couple of threads in Health and Healing on Probiotics and Healing the gut I think. Not everything on them is relevant, and they are long, but put in a nutshell, her gut needs a rebore and lube with probiotics.

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So, antibiotics given to a person with Whooping Cough will make them more susceptable to getting pneumonia.
What about other respitory illnesses, such as RSV or sinus infection?
Would antibiotics make a person more susceptible to ending up with pneumonia?

Personally, I have stayed away from antibiotics, except when I had pneumonia and surgery.
Since my children are not capable, yet, of making an educated, informed decision with regards to their medical treatment, it is left up to me.
My ds had RSV and has ongoing problems since.
My dd built an immunity and never got sick until last year. 8 years of complete health! She got a sinus infection (I would put money down that it was because she was playing in the mud and picked her nose before washing her hands). The antibiotics landed her in the hospital. I originally wanted to use breastmilk, as that is what has always cured my sinus infections, but...you know, fear brought me to the doctor.
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Was the antibiotic explanation useful/helpful or does it require further elaboration?
That explaination makes a whole lot of sense.
Now you've got me thinking about phenylalanine.
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should this thread be archived NOW?

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