6. Allergies and Asthma
A study published on April 2, 2018, analyzed the health records of more than 792,000 children born between 2001 and 2013 and found a link between babies who took antibiotics (or antacids) between birth and six months of age and the development of allergies as well as asthma. According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Edward Mitre, exposure to antibiotics appeared to double children’s future asthma risk, while also promoting a 50 percent increase in the risk of developing allergies to dust, dander and pollen, eye allergies, and anaphylaxis.
Another common side effect of antibiotics is diarrhea. This can lead to further implications such as dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. It is also possible for diarrhea to persist for weeks after you stop taking antibiotics. This common side effect can be experienced by both adults and children who are prescribed antibiotics.
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While many people don’t think feeling tired and exhausted due to taking antibiotics is possible, it is. As it is, being sick is enough to make you feel worn out, but to add to this, antibiotics can make you feel even more exhausted. It is very common to experience extreme fatigue while on antibiotics.