Baby Antibiotics Absecon NJ

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Allergy & Asthma of South Jersey
(609) 652-1009
5 East Jimmie Leeds Road
Absecon, NJ
 
James H Weeks, MD, FAAP
(609) 652-0876
555 S Seaview Ave
Absecon, NJ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Higgins Nancy C MD
(609) 748-7300
741 South Second Avenue
Galloway, NJ
 
Sabah Amir, MD, FAAP
(609) 748-8500
741 S 2nd Ave Ste B
Galloway, NJ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kraus Elliott M MD
(609) 404-1200
76 West Jimmie Leeds Road Suite 301
Absecon, NJ
 
Atlantic Men's Health Center
(609) 652-6876
72 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Absecon, NJ
 
Lyme Disease Center for South Jersey
(609) 652-2240
72 West Jimmie Leeds Road Suite 2400
Absecon, NJ
 
Dr. Mila A Leong
(609) 441-2148
Absecon, NJ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mary L Wisniewski, MD
(609) 652-7477
415 Chris Gaupp Dr
Galloway, NJ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Sharon Held
(609) 926-9559
48 S New York Rd
Absecon, NJ
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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