Baby Antibiotics Cleveland TN

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.

Brian Eugene Coyle, MD
(615) 479-4165
2253 Chambliss Ave S-400
Cleveland, TN
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Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1989

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Stephanie Miller Sanderson, MD
(423) 339-5656
2253 Chambliss Ave NW Ste 400
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1991

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Fernando Felicito MD
(423) 479-9733
435 25th Street Northwest
Cleveland, TN
 
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(423) 476-2212
110 Dunhill Place Northwest
Cleveland, TN
 
Susan Arlene Ermer, MD
(423) 479-9733
435 25th St NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Hamilton Med Ctr, Dalton, Ga
Group Practice: Pediatrics Of Dalton

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Felicito Emil Fernando, MD
(423) 479-9733
435 25th St NW
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1988

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Mills Robert J MD FACC
(423) 479-4165
2253 Chambliss Avenue Northwest
Cleveland, TN
 
Chastain G Kent MD
(423) 479-4165
2253 Chambliss Avenue Northwest Suite 400
Cleveland, TN
 
Internal Medicine Group Inc
(423) 479-4165
2253 Chambliss Avenue Northwest Suite 400
Cleveland, TN
 
Ronald Grant Jones, MD
(423) 339-5656
2253 Chambliss Ave NW Ste 400
Cleveland, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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