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.

Cherewaty Stephen N MD
(409) 838-4772
25 North 11th Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Angel Ian F MD
(409) 898-7800
2965 Harrison Street Suite 111
Beaumont, TX
 
Dr. Alvin H Prause
(409) 892-7111
2965 Harrison St Ste 220
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sharda J Doshi
(409) 833-8850
2929 Calder St
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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

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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Alistwani A MD
(409) 892-1003
2965 Harrison Street
Beaumont, TX
 
Cardiovascular Imaging Inc
(409) 898-8007
2955 Harrison Street Suite 105
Beaumont, TX
 
Dr. Gustavo Adolfo Lugo
(409) 838-1223
PO Box 7114
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Barenberg Andrew H MD
(409) 833-5858
950 North 11th Street # 100
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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