Baby Antibiotics Clinton MS

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.

Dr. Benjamin Clark Dillard
(334) 361-2239
106 Garaywa Cv
Clinton, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Russell R Joe MD
(601) 924-7489
539 Highway 80 West
Clinton, MS
 
Dr. Jennifer R Myers
(601) 924-7489
539C Highway 80 W
Clinton, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Dana Lorraine Carbo
(601) 372-1800
Clinton, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jennifer R Myers, MD
(601) 924-7489
539C Highway 80 W
Clinton, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Univ Of Mississippi Med Ctr, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Children'S Medical Group

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Dr. Joanna Miller Storey
(601) 924-7489
539 Highway 80 W
Clinton, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert Joseph Russell, MD
(601) 924-7489
539-C Highway 80 W
Clinton, MS
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Children's Medical Group

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Myers Jaye MD
(601) 924-7489
539 Highway 80 West
Clinton, MS
 
Dr. Robert Joseph Russell
(601) 924-7489
539-C Highway 80 W
Clinton, MS
Specialty
Pediatrics

Storey Joanna M MD
(601) 924-7489
539 Highway 80 West
Clinton, MS
 
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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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