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Antibiotic for babies

Would like to know if antibiotic is safe for 9 month old baby? Baby is getting fever on and off..paracetamol is bringing the fever down but comes back to 100 deg F and hovers around that.
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Dr. K.Santosh Kumar Chennai | Pediatrician
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Usage of antibiotics for fever depends on the condition and clinical findings in the baby though most of the fevers are viral... it's prudent to get your child examined by a pediatrician before starting any antibiotics.... of course safety I think u mean side effects  depends on the antibiotic used... your pediatrician will guide u In that...
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Antibiotic should be prescribed by a doctor. If needed he will prescribe after diagnosis  of the condition. Antibiotics can be given to children but there has to be a valid reason like a bacterial infection.
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