Baby Antibiotics Avondale AZ

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.

Priti Chowdhury, MD
(623) 935-6072
Apt 2177 13015 W Rancho Santa Fe Blvd
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1991

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Goodnight Pediatrics
(623) 643-9233
10320 West McDowell Road
Avondale, AZ
 
Vicente Diaz Gonzalez, MD
(623) 535-0259
12806 W Vernon Ave
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ La Salle, Esc Mexicana De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1995

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Gary Lee Berebitsky, MD
(602) 873-0321
10750 W McDowell Rd Ste G700
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1983

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Alicia Acevedo-Urcuyo, MD
(623) 386-3454
12426 W Monte Vista Rd
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Vicente Diaz Gonzalez
(623) 535-0259
12806 W Vernon Ave
Avondale, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Gary Lee Berebitsky
(602) 873-0321
10750 W McDowell Rd Ste G700
Avondale, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan Annette Gregg, MD
(602) 344-6457
950 E Van Buren St
Avondale, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr. Susan Annette Gregg
(602) 344-6457
950 E Van Buren St
Avondale, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Michael McQueen
(623) 643-9233
10320 W Mcdowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
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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