Baby Antibiotics Bay Saint Louis MS

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.

Bertrand O Sy, MD
(228) 467-1320
151 Thames Ave
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Tagalog, Other
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Hancock Med Ctr, Bay St Louis, Ms

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Bay Plaza Pediatric Clinic
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Carolyn Phelps Kergosien, MD
(228) 832-7223
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1986

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Coleman Brandi MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Brandi Leigh Coleman, MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Rd
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: Pediatric Center

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Grant Walter K MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Shama Ishrat Shakir, MD
(228) 463-9666
295 Highway 90 Ste 17
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Grant Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Samms Charles MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Saleme Mary MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Hancock Medical Center - Radiology X-Ray
(228) 467-8722
149 Drinkwater Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
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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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