Baby Antibiotics Bridgeville PA

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.

Amy Nevin, MD
(412) 431-3520
317 Climax St
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Hilltop Community Healthcare Center
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Judith Sue Giga
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike Ste 107
Bridgeville, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Edward C Ketyer
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike Ste 107
Bridgeville, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Judith Sue Giga, MD
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike Ste 107
Bridgeville, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Hosp Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa
Group Practice: Pediatric Alliance; Pediatric Alliance Manor Oak

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Judith P Giga
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Christine Patti, MD
(412) 371-6414
1000 Integrity Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Business
Premier Medical Associates
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Brian Peter Davies
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Katherine L Walczak
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Katherine Walczak
(412) 221-0160
1370 Washington Pike #107
Bridgeville, PA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr. Philip Russell Vaughn
(503) 494-8702
90 Emerson Ln
Bridgeville, PA
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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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