Infants given antibiotics, antacids may have increased allergy, asthma risk

A new study has found that babies administered antacids or antibiotics during their first six months are more likely to develop childhood allergies, asthma, hay fever or other allergic diseases.

That’s according to a new analysis published Monday in the journal Jama Pediatrics, for which researchers examined health records of nearly 800,000 children born between 2001 and 2013 and covered by insurance program Tricare.

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