Baby Antibiotics Bangor ME

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.

Adrienne Wallace Carmack, MD
(207) 990-1621
11 Black Bear Dr
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1992

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Katarina Prokopova
(207) 947-0147
1068 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Burk Judy MD
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Dr. Yeow Cheong Tan
(207) 942-2000
417 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Leonardo Leonidas
(207) 947-6739
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Anne Marie Boniface, MD
(314) 454-6051
905 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1985

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Long Richard J MD
(207) 947-0469
336 Mount Hope Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Dr. Joanna Gail Dotts
(207) 973-7520
417 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Brozman Branimir MD
(207) 947-0558
498 Essex Street
Bangor, ME
 
Kumar Akilesh, MD, FAAP
(207) 974-2020
489 State St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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