Allergies In Children: Early Antibiotics Exposure Ups Risk Of Allergies Later In Life
Use of antibiotics in children within the first two years of life increases the risk of eczema and hay fever later in life, reports a recent study.
Though previous studies had linked the early use of antibiotics in children to allergy risks, the results were inconsistent. To resolve the issue, Fariba Ahmadizar and a team from Utrecht University in the Netherlands searched through Web of Science and PubMed databases for studies published from January 1966 to mid-November 2015. They specifically looked for research that focused on the association between use of antibiotics in children during the first two years of life and hay fever or eczema risk in later life.