ALERT: ANTIBIOTICS AREN’T ALWAYS THE ANSWER

Dr. Pani

Pani Shoja, MD

IMPORTANT HEALTH NEWS FROM DR. PANI

According to the CDC, it is estimated that more than half of antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed to children in doctor office settings for colds, most of which are caused by viruses. Overuse of antibiotics is a cause of antibiotic-resistant infections.

It is important to make sure you or your sick child/family member is getting the best possible care, which might not include an antibiotic.

Ask these questions:

  • What is the best treatment for my child’s illness?
  • Is this the right antibiotic for the type of infection my child has?
  • What can I do to help my child feel better?

Remember that rest, fluids, and over-the-counter products may be the best treatments for symptoms associated with viral infections. Talk with your healthcare professional about the best treatment for your or your child’s illness.

Mahalo,
Pani Shoja, MD
Urgent Care Hawaii
Medical Director


About Urgent Care Hawaii: Urgent Care Hawaii medical clinics provide immediate and urgent medical care on Oahu for Pearl City, Honolulu, Waikiki, Waipahu, Aiea, Kapolei, Kunia, Waipio, Makakilo, Halawa, Mililani, Kailua and Ewa Beach. The clinics provide quick and affordable options for people needing immediate medical care and treatment for common or everyday health problems seven days a week – no appointments are necessary. The Pearl City location is certified by The Urgent Care Association of America and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.

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