Baby Antibiotics Ashburn VA

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.

Gold Lewis DO
(703) 729-7652
20955 Professional Plaza Suite 200
Ashburn, VA
 
Amie Angelita G Beloy, MD
(703) 729-7652
20955 Professional Plz Ste 200
Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1991

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Ashburn, VA
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Azza Hussein Idris
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Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics

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Theresa Hoffman Crowley, MD
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20955 Professional Plz Ste 200
Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bashir A Khan, MD
(703) 727-6664
44121 Harry Byrd Hwy Ste 215
Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Pasternak Laura A MD
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Ashburn, VA
 
Dr. Laura Ann Pasternak
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20955 Professional Plz Ste 200
Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics

Emily E Pagan, MD
(703) 729-7652
20955 Professional Plz Ste 200
Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Ashburn, VA
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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