Antibiotics early in life is associated with an increased risk of allergy

The risk of developing asthma and eczema is higher in children treated with antibiotics in their first 18 months of life than in children who have not received antibiotics. This is shown by a study of roughly 1,300 families within the NorthPop cohort study.

The study on antibiotic treatment and the risk of developing allergic diseases has recently been published in the scientific journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,

You can read more about this latest publication from the NorthPop study here (press release in Swedish):