The judicious use of antibiotic agents in common childhood respiratory illness.Nurs Clin North Am. 2000 Mar; 35(1):87-94.NC
Increased bacterial resistance is caused most frequently by the widespread use of antimicrobial agents. Antimicrobial agents are often used inappropriately to treat common respiratory illnesses in children. This article discusses the judicious use of antimicrobials in the common cold, otitis media, acute sinusitis, pharyngitis, and bronchitis.