Baby Antibiotics Centreville VA

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.

Dr. Michael Samuel Amster
(703) 802-6304
Centreville, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Erik Gabriel Granados, MD
(703) 369-2999
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De San Carlos, Fac De Cien Med, Guatemala
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr. Riva Kamat Nerikar
(703) 471-6550
Centreville, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Erik Gabriel Granados
(703) 369-2999
Centreville, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Kathleen A Kelly
(703) 257-3000
Centreville, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

C Meenakshi Hymavathy, MD
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kilpauk Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1990

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Irene Atef Jacoub, MD
(703) 818-7064
15400 Eagle Tavern Ln
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Riva Kamat Nerikar, MD
(703) 471-6550
Centreville, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr. C Meenakshi Hymavathy
(718) 539-1033
Centreville, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Irene Atef Jacoub
(703) 818-7064
15400 Eagle Tavern Ln
Centreville, VA
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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