Baby Antibiotics Columbia 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.

Rebecca Sue Severe, MD
(262) 377-0830
3308 Evers Ct
Columbia, TN
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Pediatrics
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Education
Graduation Year: 2001

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Clifford Rufus R
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Avenue Suite 101
Columbia, TN
 
Tiffany Landon
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Corbin Shaun MD
(931) 380-9166
1222 Trotwood Avenue Suite 503
Columbia, TN
 
Columbia Regional Medical Center LLC
(931) 388-9706
1114 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN
 
Dr. Carol Hicks Broadway
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Ave Ste 101
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cross Thea MD
(931) 388-5114
1222 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
 
Dr. Rebecca Sue Severe
(262) 377-0830
3308 Evers Ct
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Patricia Davis
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(931) 388-9388
1394 Hatcher Lane
Columbia, TN
 
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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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