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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Crozer Chester Medical Center
(610) 497-7700
2600 West 9th Street
Chester, PA
 
Dr. Sonia Elise Hulman
(610) 447-6707
1 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Suhaib Kazmouz
(610) 447-6680
PO Box 1suite40230 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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

Mary Kline, MD
(215) 247-1172
7700 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Business
Kids First Chestnut Hill
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Rekha Pratap Yagnik
(610) 859-2059
2600 W 9th St
Chester, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Chitale V MD
(610) 874-4044
Crozer Chester Medic
Chester, PA
 
Lisa Estelle Flores, MD
(610) 859-2059
2600 W 9th St Ste B
Chester, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1981

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Nicholas J Christos
(610) 874-7111
30 Medical Center Blvd
Upland, PA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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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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