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.

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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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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Saleme Mary MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
McCrary Richard MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Bay Plaza Pediatric Clinic
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Mary Camille Saleme, MD
(504) 568-2569
618 Blue Meadow Rd Ste 20
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms

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Dr. Brandi Leigh Coleman
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Rd
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Pamela Marie Conley
(228) 463-0788
833 Highway 90 Ste B
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Willis Ted Dr
(228) 467-5121
100 Drinkwater Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Grant Walter K MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow 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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