Baby Antibiotics Brentwood TN

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.

Monica Elaine Nania, MD
(615) 302-1279
6910 Moores Ln
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1996

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Freeman Lee Ann MD
(615) 373-3337
5056 Thoroughbred Lane
Brentwood, TN
 
Cherney Edward F MD
(615) 377-1255
3 Maryland Farms
Brentwood, TN
 
Lori Antoinette Breaux, MD
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1996

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William Keith Duncan, MD
330 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1962

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Dr. Julianne Stout
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Cir Ste 200
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Edmondson W Daniel MD
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Gabriela T Morel
(615) 373-2248
343 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jill A Forbess, MD, FAAP
(615) 373-2248
343 Franklin Rd Ste 210
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. Melissa Lorraine Lambert
(615) 833-3388
Brentwood, TN
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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