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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Dr.Barbara-Jo Achuff
(610) 526-3625
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr. Ann Elizabeth Salerno
(610) 889-4741
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

James Coplan, MD
(610) 520-2130
919 Conestoga Rd Bldg 1STE100
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr. Jeffrey Peter Bomze
(215) 525-3335
1201 County Line Rd Ste 200
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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Wenonah Huston Nelson, MD
(610) 525-0560
864 County Line Rd
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr. Mary Ellen Jacquette
(610) 526-4618
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Despina Soppas
(610) 623-9080
Bryn Mawr, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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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