Baby Antibiotics Clarkston MI

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.

Lee M Weinstein, MD
(248) 203-6620
36700 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Child Health Associates
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Pediatrics

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Dr. Satish Sundar
(248) 625-9755
7210 N Main St Ste 205
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics

James Charles Shaya
(248) 625-9755
7210 N Main St
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics

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Tracy Eadie Thompson
(248) 625-9755
7210 N Main St
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics

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Everett B Dyer, MD
(530) 622-8648
5371 Timber Ridge Trl
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985

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Pulmonary Critical Care Consultants
(248) 922-9283
5885 South Main Street Suite 3
Clarkston, MI
 
Clarkston MRI
(248) 625-7506
6770 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI
 
Dr.James Oneill
(248) 625-2621
5701 Bow Pointe Drive #225
Clarkston, MI
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M
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Pediatrician
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Mark William Thomas
(248) 625-9755
7210 N Main St Ste 205
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics

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(248) 620-1900
2333 Progress Suite C
West Branch, MI
 
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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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