Baby Antibiotics Caldwell ID

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.

John R Trumbo
(208) 459-7415
315 E Elm St
Caldwell, ID
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Total Care Infectious Disease and Internal Medicne
(208) 459-3252
222 East Logan Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Snow Russell T
(208) 454-2050
1818 South 10th Avenue Suite 250
Caldwell, ID
 
Kent Gregory J
(208) 459-0717
1602 Arlington Avenue
Caldwell, ID
 
Dr. Matthew Spurrier Brown
(208) 459-7415
222 E Logan St
Caldwell, ID
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Pediatrics

Dr.David Babbel
(208) 459-7415
315 E Elm St # 100
Caldwell, ID
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Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Year of Graduation: 1998
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Pediatrician
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Babbel David G DO
(208) 454-5127
222 East Logan Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Brown Matthew S MD
(208) 454-5127
222 East Logan Street
Caldwell, ID
 
Matthew S Brown
(208) 459-7415
315 E Elm St
Caldwell, ID
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Pediatrics

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Caldwell, ID
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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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