Baby Antibiotics Algonquin IL

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.

Better Health Care Options
(847) 854-4330
1201 South Main Street
Algonquin, IL
 
Dr. Neelam Narula
(847) 854-5490
2971 W Algonquin Rd Ste 105
Algonquin, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Byskosh Arkaduish MD
(847) 854-5000
600 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 
June Janelle Mannion, MD
(847) 854-5900
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1987

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Elgin Nephrology
(847) 458-9677
2535 West Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL
 
Jamie TM Gancayco, MD, FAAP
600 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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Fox Valley Ear Nose & Throat Associates SC
(847) 854-0005
600 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 
Michael S Fell
(847) 854-5900
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dykun Roman J
(847) 854-5000
600 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 
Joni Lynn M Hamilton
(847) 854-5900
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
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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