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.

Mussarat Iqbal Arshad, MD
(847) 429-4304
600 S Randall Rd
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: People'S Med Coll, Nawabshah, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael S Fell
(847) 854-5900
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Marta Josefina Arroyo, MD
3600 Wintergreen Ter
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1989

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Joanna Elena Betancourt, MD
600 S Randall Rd Ste 220
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1994

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Elgin Gastroenterology SC
(847) 888-1300
600 South Randall Road
Algonquin, IL
 
Howard Singer, MD, FAAP
(847) 854-4740
2541 W Algonquin Rd
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1965

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Better Health Care Options
(847) 854-4330
1201 South Main Street
Algonquin, IL
 
Joni Lynn Hamilton, MD
(310) 222-5296
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1999

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June J Mannion
(847) 854-5900
620 S Main St
Algonquin, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Luces Virginia Faap
(847) 458-0173
2537 West Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL
 
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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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