Thank you for the suggestive but not so much pushy message.
I agree with you.
In Japan, paediatricians have been making parents who are very sensitive to their children's symptoms.
For a long time, the treatments which decrease symptoms were the mainstream of treatment of common diseases.
And the therapy was combined with oral antibiotics for "possible" bacterial infections.
Although these medical practices have gradually been improved and proper use of antibiotics has been popularised, treatments for symptoms are still widely used.
I would like to share your comment with the Japanese paediatricians' mailing list.
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