Baby Antibiotics Bryn Mawr 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.

Mary Kline, MD
(215) 247-1172
7700 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Business
Kids First Chestnut Hill
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Robert Lawrence Stavis, MD
(610) 526-4618
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Bryn Mawr College Infirmary, Bryn Mawr, Pa
Group Practice: Nemours Neonatology Assoc

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Angela Marie Mc Govern, MD
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 2001

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Theodore William Clair, MD
(610) 525-0560
864 County Line Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1963

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Dr. Judith Lee Jabloner
(215) 682-4000
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Folasade I Kehinde, MD
(215) 427-5202
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Bryn Mawr Ear Nose & Throat Associates
(610) 527-8266
875 County Line Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
Ronald Sutsko, DO
(215) 990-7612
1052 Floyd Ter
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Eileen M S Moghadam, MD
(610) 527-2535
809 Edwin Ln
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1963

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Cosmetic Eye & Skin Care Center
(610) 527-1436
830 Old Lancaster Road Suite 209
Bryn Mawr, PA
 
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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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