Baby Antibiotics Bloomingdale IL

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.

Sofia Salituro, MD
(847) 272-1005
4113 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL
Business
Sanders Court Pediatrics Ltd
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Menet Paul S MD
(630) 893-2190
245 South Gary Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL
 
Dr. Mohamed Nazhat Jabri
303 E Army Trail Rd Ste 204
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sang Jo Han, MD
(630) 529-6969
473 W Army Trail Rd Ste 102
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chonnam Univ Med Sch, Kwangju, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr. Ravindranath R Reddy
(847) 529-6969
473 W Army Trail Rd Ste 102
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Morgenstein & Associates Dr Stuart A
(630) 307-0088
231 South Gary Avenue Suite 110
Bloomingdale, IL
 
Rhonda Kay Williams
(630) 893-3953
231 S Gary Ave
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Robert Keith Williams
(630) 893-3953
231 S Gary Ave Ste 108
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ravindranath R Reddy, MD
(847) 529-6969
473 W Army Trail Rd Ste 102
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kasturba Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr. Sang Jo Han
(630) 529-6969
473 W Army Trail Rd Ste 102
Bloomingdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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