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.

Mark Jackson, MD
381 Howard St
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern Maine Med Ctr, Bangor, Me

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Dr. Mark Jackson
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics

Clough Scott MD
(207) 941-1155
302 Husson Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
(207) 947-0558
498 Essex Street Suite 1
Bangor, ME
 
Dagher Rana MD
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Donnie Dale Bouchard, DO, FAAP
(207) 945-5247
1048 Union St Ste 5
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1991

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Gossart Robert MD
(207) 973-6100
268 Stillwater Avenue
Bangor, ME
 
Manjapra R Akilesh, MD
(603) 650-5828
PO Box 404
Bangor, ME
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: L T M Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Bruce R Brown
(207) 973-7979
895 Union St
Bangor, ME
Specialty
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

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Rosen Clifford MD
(207) 262-1187
358 Broadway
Bangor, ME
 
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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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