|Vital to minimise antibiotic use in children|
NICE has updated its guidance for diagnosing & managing urinary tract infections in children. The new recommendations give clear advice to GPs & healthcare professionals about how they can accurately test children’s urine for an infection.
This will help to give them a better indication of whether the child needs antibiotics or not and therefore assist in the fight against antibiotic resistance, which can be caused by the misuse of medicine. A dipstick test offers a quick & painless way to check a child’s urine for signs that their body is fighting an infection.
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