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.

Dr. Edilberto A Raynes
(615) 331-0980
1113 Banbury Ln
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Babatunde S Sotunde
(615) 372-3605
112 Ninth Ave South
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Binhlam John Q MD
(615) 425-3223
10 Cadillac Drive
Brentwood, TN
 
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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Cool Springs Walk-In Clinic
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Brentwood Allergy & Asthma PC
(615) 370-7905
343 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN
 
Dr. Tara N Hamada
(901) 398-2442
1581 Fawn Creek Rd
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bullock Bradley MD
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Julianne Stout, MD
(615) 376-8195
1607 Westgate Cir Ste 200
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1995

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Marta Hernanz-Schulman, MD, FAAP
(615) 370-4950
484 Beech Creek Rd N
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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