Baby Antibiotics Broadview Heights OH

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.

Kevin W Chang, MD
(440) 234-1300
347 Front St
Berea, OH
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Kevin W Chang MD
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Pediatrics

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Meade Ignacio Francisco, MD
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr. Jennifer Ruddy
(919) 450-2900
1749 Chadwick Ct (H)
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Peter Cooper White Jr, MD
(216) 464-5353
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1981

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Donald Peter Barich, MD
(440) 526-6323
9059 Avery Rd (H)
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1965

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Carrie Bohenick, MD, FAAP
(216) 321-1390
1021 Hamilton Dr (H)
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Justin T Rich
(440) 526-6630
500 E Royalton Rd Ste 100
Broadview Hts, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Collis John S MD
(440) 746-1055
1 Eagle Valley Court
Broadview Heights, OH
 
Meier Gerald F MD
(440) 746-1055
1 Eagle Valley Court
Broadview Heights, OH
 
Howard Steven Jacobs, MD
(440) 526-6630
500 E Royalton Rd
Broadview Heights, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1978

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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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