I fell and broke my hip while visiting my daughter in Montana. The doctor was going to put me on antibiotics. I refused because I have trouble with intestinal yeast. Why is this use of antibiotics okay when I hear pediatricians say don't use them?

Antibiotics have an important place when used right. They do nothing to fight a virus and should only be used to prevent or treat bacterial infections. Overuse of these drugs has led to more resistant forms of bacteria.

Doctors agree all patients with hip fractures should be put on preventive antibiotics. Antibiotics are used before or during hip fracture repair to prevent wound and urinary tract infections.