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.

Golden Triangle Neurocare LLP
(409) 898-7800
2965 Harrison Street Suite 111
Beaumont, TX
 
Alistwani A MD
(409) 892-1003
2965 Harrison Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Derderian Raymond MD
(409) 899-1117
3030 North Street Suite 340
Beaumont, TX
 
Harris J Denton IV MD
(409) 892-2433
755 North 11th Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Bhat Kris MD
(409) 835-5382
2627 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Dr Bhat's Medical System
(409) 835-5382
2627 Laurel Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Chaney Phillip MD
(409) 833-5858
950 North 11th Street # 100
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

Data Provided by:
Aldrich Andrew J MD
(409) 896-5000
3030 North Street Suite 510
Beaumont, TX
 
Dr. Alvin H Prause
(409) 892-7111
2965 Harrison St Ste 220
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:

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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