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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.

Kolano Anna DO
(302) 836-7820
404 Foxhunt Drive
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Dr. Seth David Torregiani
(302) 559-0641
7 Sycamore Ln
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Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Preethi Kumar
(302) 836-0248
321 Hazel Ave
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Specialty
Pediatrics

Preethi Kumar, MD
(302) 836-0248
321 Hazel Ave
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Specialties
Pediatrics
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Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Marina M Garcia
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Pediatrics

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Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Deborah Bross Drop
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Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Tony Alan Bianchetta
(302) 623-0220
59 Rose Hill Dr
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Specialty
Pediatrics

Nemishh Mehta, MD
(856) 691-3300
404 Fox Hunt Dr
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Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Nemishh Mehta
(856) 691-3300
404 Fox Hunt Dr
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Pediatrics

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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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