Baby Antibiotics Chester 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.

Folasade I Kehinde, MD
(215) 427-5202
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr. English Dupree Willis
(610) 447-6680
30 Medical Center Blvd Ste 402
Chester, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Clinical Renal Associates Limited
(610) 872-8501
Crozer Chester Medic
Chester, PA
 
Dr. Stephen Thomas Higgins
(610) 447-6707
1 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Capalongo Diana DO
(610) 499-7180
1450 Edgmont Avenue
Chester, PA
 
Mary Kline, MD
(215) 247-1172
7700 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Business
Kids First Chestnut Hill
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Gerald Brian Kolski, MD
(610) 447-6503
30 Medical Center Blvd Ste 205
Chester, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Crozer-Chester Med Ctr, Chester, Pa; Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Pa
Group Practice: Crozer Keystone Health Network

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Crozer Chester Medical Center
(610) 497-7700
2600 West 9th Street
Chester, PA
 
Suhaib Kazmouz, MD
(610) 447-6680
PO Box 1suite40230 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2009

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Dr. Lakambini Domen Recla
(610) 874-2460
206 E 9th St
Chester, PA
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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