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

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Michigan Ear Nose and Throat Associates
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6770 Dixie Highway Suite 306
Clarkston, MI
 
Dr.James Oneill
(248) 625-2621
5701 Bow Pointe Drive #225
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrician
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James Charles Shaya
(248) 625-9755
7210 N Main St
Clarkston, MI
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Pediatrics

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Pulmonary Critical Care Consultants
(248) 922-9283
5885 South Main Street Suite 3
Clarkston, MI
 
Guyot Lisa MD
(248) 620-9310
7650 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI
 
Dr. James Anthony O'Neill
(248) 625-2621
6770 Dixie Hwy Ste 200
Clarkston, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Imam Ala E Md PC
(248) 625-3000
6770 Dixie Highway Suite 301
Clarkston, MI
 
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(248) 922-0439
6770 Dixie Highway Suite 100
Clarkston, 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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