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Runny nose Q&A sheet

Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer

Target Audience: Parents of young children

This 2-page fact sheet briefly explains six simple and smart facts about antibiotic use and when antibiotics can help treat your child’s illness.

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Runny nose Q&A sheet

Runny Nose Q & A

Target Audience: Adults ages 18-49 years

This Q&A sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about using antibiotics for a child's runny nose when there is green or yellow mucus present. It is designed as a Q&A sheet for parents.

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See also: Common Cold and Runny Nose Overview

Fluid in Middle Ear Q&A sheet

Fluid in the Middle Ear Q & A

Target Audience: Adults ages 18-49 years

This Q&A sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about using antibiotics for a child who has Otitis Media with Effusion (OME), or fluid in the middle ear. It is designed as a Q&A sheet for parents.

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See also: Fluid in the Middle Ear (Otitis Media) Overview

Day Care letter

Day Care Letter

Target Audience: Child care providers to use with parents of young children

When a child has been ill, many day cares will not allow a child to return without an antibiotic treatment. However, not all infections can or should be treated with an antibiotic. This letter explains that the child has a viral illness and will not be receiving antibiotics and should be allowed to return to day care once his or her fever is gone. Healthcare providers should fill out and sign this letter for parents to give to their child's day care provider.

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prescription pads

Prescription Pads

Target Audience: Parents of young children and adult consumers ages 18-49 years

This tool is designed for providers to use with patients. This 4-color 4"x6" prescription pad is actually a checklist for physicians to describe symptomatic relief for viral illness diagnosis.

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Prescription Adherence Tool

Prescription Adherence Tool

Target Audience: Adult s ages 18-49 years

This tool is intended for use in pharmacies, clinics, and other healthcare facilities where antibiotic prescriptions are filled. It is intended to promote adherence to antibiotic therapy by citing ways that consumers can use antibiotics appropriately. It also raises awareness about why appropriate antibiotic use is important.

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Virus Bacteria Chart

Virus Bacteria Chart

Target Audience: Parents of young children and adult consumers ages 18-49 years

Take a look at this chart to find out which upper respiratory infections are usually caused by viruses — germs that are not killed by antibiotics.

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