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.

Franklin Gastroenterology
(615) 371-5868
1607 Westgate Circle
Brentwood, TN
 
Dr. Kanika Chaudhuri
(909) 558-8142
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Karen Lowry Summar
(615) 343-1237
513 Bel Air Pl
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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Centennial Pediatrics Birthworkhldbrth Edctn Prgrm
(615) 376-0042
343 Franklin Road Suite 210
Brentwood, TN
 
Gabriela T Morel, MD
(615) 373-2248
2084 Valley Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1994

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

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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Dr. Timothy Carlton Mangrum
(615) 222-5444
1904 Harpeth River Dr
Brentwood, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Christine Marie Schmitz
(615) 373-0174
9306 Chesapeake Dr
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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