Baby Antibiotics Clanton AL

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.

Creus Christine MD
(205) 280-3333
1010 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL
 
MRI of Clanton
(205) 280-5622
1011 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL
 
Dr. Christine T Creus
(205) 280-3333
303 1st St N
Clanton, AL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Martin V Sherrill MD
(256) 539-8168
1105 Jordan Ln
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Vilma Esla Pessoa
(334) 262-2092
1710 Norman Bridge Rd
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Christine T Creus, MD
(205) 280-3333
303 1st St N
Clanton, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1984

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Chilton Pediatrics PC
(205) 280-3333
303 1st Street South
Clanton, AL
 
Jack Thompson MD PA
(251) 675-3594
1084 Industrial Pkwy
Saraland, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Hernan Moreno, MD
(205) 995-0899
200 Riverhills Business Park
Birmingham, AL
Business
Growing Up Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Raymond Dale august Peterson
(251) 625-8260
7101 Highway 90
Daphne, AL
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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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