Baby Antibiotics Carpentersville IL

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.

Thida Maw, MD
(847) 428-1179
2201 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med I, Yangon, Myanmar
Graduation Year: 1980

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Maw Thida Pediatrics MD
(847) 428-1179
2201 Randall Road
Carpentersville, IL
 
Panita Chiemmongkoltip
(847) 844-3274
511 Dundee Ave
East Dundee, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(847) 428-3322
519 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL
 
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(847) 428-3322
519 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL
 
Thida Maw
(847) 428-1179
2201 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Thida Maw
(847) 428-1179
2201 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(847) 428-5180
650 Spring Hill Ring Road Suite 2020
West Dundee, IL
 
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(847) 428-3322
519 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL
 
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(847) 428-3322
519 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL
 
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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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