Baby Antibiotics Beaumont TX

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.

Bhat Kris MD
(409) 835-5382
2627 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Gulf Coast Infectious Diseases
(409) 892-3130
2965 Harrison Street Suite 317
Beaumont, TX
 
Aiyanadar Bharathi, MD
(713) 892-7171
PO Box 5405
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Hindi, Other
Education
Medical School: Jawaharlal Inst Of Post-Grad Med Educ, Madras Univ, Pondicherry
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St Elizabeth Hosp, Beaumont, Tx
Group Practice: St Elizabeth Hospital

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Dr. Lauree L Thompson
(409) 899-7890
2830 Calder St
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Harris J Denton IV MD
(409) 892-2433
755 North 11th Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Dr.Shahid Rafiq
(409) 659-0897
490 Interstate 10 N # 100
Beaumont, TX
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Bourque J Gardiner MD
(409) 899-7157
2955 Harrison Street
Beaumont, TX
 
William Arthur Fawcett, MD
(409) 892-7090
2965 Harrison St Ste 315
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St Elizabeth Hosp, Beaumont, Tx

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Jordan C Carey MD
(409) 892-2433
3030 North Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Allergy Asthma & Pulmonary Clinic
(409) 835-5382
2627 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX
 
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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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