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.

Hancock Medical Center
(228) 467-8600
149 Drinkwater Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Dr. Shama Ishrat Shakir
(228) 463-9666
295 Highway 90 Ste 17
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bay St Louis Pediatrics
(228) 467-2200
833 Highway 90
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Dr. David Fontaine
(228) 467-0033
290 Highway 90 Ste B
Bay Saint Louis, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Coleman Brandi MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
Brandi Coleman
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Rd
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

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

McCrary Richard MD
(228) 463-0824
618 Blue Meadow Road
Bay Saint Louis, MS
 
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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Willis Ted Dr
(228) 467-5121
100 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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