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.

Shanid I Rafig
(409) 212-9988
490 Ih 10 N
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Gustavo Adolfo Lugo, MD
(409) 838-1223
PO Box 7114
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Colombia, Fac De Med, Bogota, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1954

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Aldrich Andrew J MD
(409) 896-5000
3030 North Street Suite 510
Beaumont, TX
 
Jayaraj Kandaswamy MD
(409) 892-2111
3030 North Street Suite 310
Beaumont, TX
 
Arden C Quintin, MD
(409) 212-7320
PO Box 12456
Beaumont, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr. Charles Ray Jones
(203) 772-1123
830 N 11th St
Beaumont, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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

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Bhat Kris MD
(409) 835-5382
2627 Laurel 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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Colgan Timothy K
(409) 892-2433
2955 Harrison Street Suite 103
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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