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Surprising Antibiotics Risks for Kids' Pink Eye

A recent study shows that most children in the U.S. receive antibiotics for pink eye, despite guidelines advising against it. The research found that over two-thirds of young patients were prescribed antibiotic eye drops, even though the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends against their routine use for conjunctivitis, which typically resolves on its own. By analyzing 2021 insurance claims, this study revealed that 69% of nearly 45,000 children treated for pink eye received antibiotics...

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