Is there a link between antibiotics and childhood allergies?

Health

(WFXR) — Could there be a link between babies taking antibiotics and childhood allergies?

Research published in JAMA Pediatrics medical journal found children who take antibiotics before six-months-old are more likely to develop food allergies, asthma, and dermatitis. Scientists think it’s because of how antibiotics affect gut bacteria.

They note the study does not prove antibiotics cause allergies.

LATEST STORIES:

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form