Baby Antibiotics Billings MT

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.

Dr. John Patrick Sauer
(406) 238-2305
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Echeverri Arturo MD
(406) 238-6670
2900 12th Avenue North
Billings, MT
 
Chavez David R MD
(406) 237-5400
2900 12th Avenue North
Billings, MT
 
Andrea Lynn Darilek, MD
(228) 809-5510
2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1997

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McMeekin James O
(406) 238-6800
2900 12th Avenue North Suite 300E
Billings, MT
 
Hawk Roberta J MD
(406) 238-6800
2900 12th Avenue North Suite 240W
Billings, MT
 
Neurology Associates PLLC
(406) 238-6670
2900 12th Avenue North Suite 304E
Billings, MT
 
Dr. Laura Robinson Nicholson
(406) 238-6600
1232 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Kari Lynn Steffen
(414) 266-3426
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Yellowstone Neurosurgical Associates P C
(406) 228-3655
2900 12th Avenue North Suite 501E
Billings, MT
 
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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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