Baby Antibiotics Alamogordo NM

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.

Paul Allan MD
(505) 437-5595
2559 Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM
 
Smaltz Robert C MD
(505) 437-4909
1315 12th Street
Alamogordo, NM
 
Starr Larry MD
(505) 434-1500
2559 Scenic Drive Suite A
Alamogordo, NM
 
Larry Dean Starr, MD
(505) 434-1500
2559 Medical Dr Ste A
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1972

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Larry Dean Starr
(505) 434-1500
2559 Medical Dr
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Frank Edward Coughlin, MD
(505) 443-9088
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1956

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Alamogordo Nephrology
(505) 443-1001
1211 8th Street Suite A
Alamogordo, NM
 
Dieter Werner Dennig, MD
(505) 439-0573
PO Box 151
Alamogordo, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Freie Univ Berlin, Med Fak, Berlin, Germany (407-33 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr. Larry Dean Starr
(505) 434-1500
2559 Medical Dr Ste A
Alamogordo, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Alamogordo Pediatric Associates PC
(505) 434-1500
2559 Scenic Drive Suite A
Alamogordo, NM
 
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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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