Baby Antibiotics Blacksburg VA

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. Martha Jane Wunsch
2265 Kraft Dr
Blacksburg, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kyle Lawrence J Dr DDS
(540) 951-1111
1515 Clay Street
Blacksburg, VA
 
Boyle Richard P
(540) 951-1111
Radford Shopping Pla
Blacksburg, VA
 
Ogburn John F MD
(540) 951-1111
Hospital
Blacksburg, VA
 
Ogburn John F MD
(540) 552-7272
805 Davis Street
Blacksburg, VA
 
David E Berry, DO
(540) 552-7272
805 Davis St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Linda Ann Burk
(540) 552-7272
805 Davis St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Huff Wallace L Dr
(540) 951-1111
Hospital
Blacksburg, VA
 
Nack Steven D Dr
(540) 961-0410
210 Professional Park Drive
Blacksburg, VA
 
Stuart Kent Cassell Jr, MD
(540) 639-5188
3706 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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