Baby Antibiotics Calabasas CA

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.

Anita Sabeti, M.D
(310) 248-2829
9735 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Business
Best Care Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: USC
Medical School: USD, 2005

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Dr. Kyu H Kim
(818) 786-4910
Calabasas, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Laura Sergis
(310) 374-9833
22461 Liberty Bell Rd
Calabasas, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Marina Zaslavskaya Burstein
Calabasas, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Laura Sergis, MD, FAAP
(310) 374-9833
22461 Liberty Bell Rd
Calabasas, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gitte Bloom, MD
(818) 955-5773
2211 West Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
Business
HealthCare Partners
Specialties
Pediatrics
Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: HealthCare Partners
Residency Training: Tod Children's Hospital
Medical School: University of Copenhagen in Denmark,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Bahman Mehdizadeh, MD
(818) 222-4880
25470 Prado de Las Bellotas
Calabasas, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr. Howard Mendelson
(818) 708-7100
Calabasas, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Howard Mendelson, MD
(818) 222-9415
25410 Prado de Las Bellotas
Calabasas, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr. Bahman Mehdizadeh
(818) 222-4880
25470 Prado de Las Bellotas
Calabasas, CA
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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