Baby Antibiotics Anchorage AK

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.

Richard Danl Mandsager, MD
(907) 465-3092
PO Box 2402493601c Street
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1977

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Clark Lyn MD
(907) 222-4880
2600 Denali Street Suite 302
Anchorage, AK
 
Dr. James Edward Berner
(907) 729-3640
4315 Diplomacy Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

David A Brauner
(907) 261-3655
3260 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lund Greg O MD
(907) 563-3103
3260 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK
 
Dr.MONIQUE KARAGANIS
(907) 729-4117
411 West Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Sweeney Brian F Jr MD
(907) 562-2928
4120 Laurel Street Suite 201
Anchorage, AK
 
Smith Jack Arlyn MD
(907) 561-1185
4001 Dale Street Suite 201
Anchorage, AK
 
Susitna Neurology
(907) 345-1718
2741 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
 
Janet Mo chieh Shen
(917) 562-2944
4001 Dale St
Anchorage, AK
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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