The inside story on germ defense from antibiotics and vaccines, to home remedies and health food.
Parents anxiety about their kids catching vicious germs and untreatable diseases is understandable. The daily news seems filled with microscopic danger. AIDS, Bird Flu, West Nile Virus, and resistant Superbugs! Contaminated hamburger, tainted peanut butter, and spoiled spinach! How many more days of school will my child miss for ear infections, the common cold, head lice, and strep throat before someone finally does something about these everyday nuisances? Finally, a new book brings common sense and real science to answer parents most pressing questions about the warfare that germs seem to be waging on their kids.
In Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections, internationally respected pediatrician and infectious diseases specialist Harley Rotbart, M.D. offers an accessible, comprehensive handbook for parents and health care providers. By comparing the latest scientific findings with mom s and grandma s worldly wisdom, Dr. Rotbart demystifies childhood infections and deciphers the evidence on their prevention and cure.