Zinc Plus Antibiotic Reduces Treatment Failure in Infants


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According to a randomized, double-blind study, infants with probable serious bacterial infection who received zinc in addition to standard antibiotic therapy were less likely to suffer treatment failure. The results indicated that zinc supplementation reduced the incidence of treatment failure by 54% and zinc had a greater effect in infants with diarrhea than in those without diarrhea. However, the researchers caution that additional research is necessary before zinc can be applied clinically to prevent treatment failure. (see full article)

If you are wondering whether zinc supplement is appropriate for your child, please consult with your physician and your naturopathic doctors.

Reference: Medscape News Today

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