I have read, that the use of antibiotics could be part of the reason for the increase in allergies, we see today.
In alternative medicine circles, it is a common theme to reduce the use of antibiotics as much as possible and only use them, when it is absolutely necessary. This is done for a variety of reasons.
However, with traditional medicine, antibiotics, especially for children are prescribed more liberally, with the intention to err on the safe side. GPs generally follow well-established practices and don't consider arguments for or against something, unless they are widely accepted.
So I wonder what is the case with the claim, that antibiotics cause allergies: Is there solid data behind it, which is too new to reach the GPs or is it a claim with not sufficient data backing it?