Baby Antibiotics Butler 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.

Albino F Tiburcio, MD
(724) 283-4460
100 Evans Rd
Butler, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1958

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Dr. Robert Alexander Poth
(724) 482-2220
602 Evans City Rd
Butler, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Borja R I MD
(724) 282-0836
214 West Cunningham Street
Butler, PA
 
Kinsler Mario T MD
(724) 282-2216
901 East Brady Street
Butler, PA
 
Maureen Lawlor MD
(724) 283-5577
901 East Brady Street
Butler, PA
 
Kamalesh K Sekaran
(724) 282-1530
480 E Jefferson St
Butler, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. James Patrick Mortimer
(724) 283-4460
602 Evans City Rd
Butler, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bonaroti Eugene A MD
(724) 285-9978
1651 North Main Street Extension
Butler, PA
 
Dr. Sakeneh N Ghorbanian
(724) 283-4460
100 Evans Rd
Butler, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Butler Pediatrics & Associates
(724) 283-4460
100 Thompson Road Suite A
Butler, 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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