Baby Antibiotics Buckhannon WV

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.

Wiest Jeanie A
(304) 472-5090
93 West Main Street
Buckhannon, WV
 
Raymond Leonard
(304) 473-1440
11 N Locust St
Buckhannon, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Ronald Pearson, MD
10 Amalia Dr
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jeanie A Wiest, MD
(304) 472-5090
93 W Main St
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1968

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Husari Ahmed MD
(304) 472-4040
10 Hartman Plaza
Buckhannon, WV
 
Araceli V Ganan Almond, MD
(304) 623-3461
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr. Ronald Pearson
(505) 341-9115
10 Amalia Dr
Buckhannon, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Rajeev Isaac Winfred, MD
(304) 265-4909
10 Amalia Dr
Buckhannon, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Grafton City Hospital, Grafton, Wv
Group Practice: Preston Taylor Comm Health Ctr Inc Rowlesburg Clinic; Preston Taylor Community Health Centers Inc

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Dr. Araceli V Ganan Almond
(304) 623-3461
Buckhannon, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Rajeev Isaac Winfred
(304) 265-4909
10 Amalia Dr
Buckhannon, WV
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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