Baby Antibiotics Acworth GA

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.

Cartersville Pediatric Associates at Lake Pointe
(770) 974-1801
3950 Cobb Parkway Northwest Suite 701
Acworth, GA
 
Kathleen Kay Gibbons, MD
(770) 514-5860
5019 Kendall Sta NW
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1976

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Rachel Suzanne Schwab, MD
2319 Starr Lake Dr NW
Acworth, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1994

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Krishna Eechampati MD
(404) 785-8010
2985 George Busbee Parkway North
Kennesaw, GA
 
Jeffrey H Hasty
(770) 928-0862
205 Hawkins Store Rd
Kennesaw, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Rachel Suzanne Schwab
(716) 298-4454
2319 Starr Lake Dr NW
Acworth, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Kathleen Kay Gibbons
(770) 514-5860
5019 Kendall Sta NW
Acworth, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Javier Tejedorsojo, MD
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Devarra Watson Casal, MD
(404) 239-9165
2985 George Busbee Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr. Anabelle Monroe
(330) 514-5466
750 Townpark Ln NW
Kennesaw, GA
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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