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.

Middle Tennessee ENT Specialists
(931) 380-9166
1222 Trotwood Avenue Suite 503
Columbia, TN
 
Dr. Thomas Wade Denney
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Ave Ste 101
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mary Elizabeth Overton, MD
(615) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1977

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Bali Indu MD
(931) 388-9388
1394 Hatcher Lane # A
Columbia, TN
 
Overton Mary E
(931) 388-8965
1222 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
 
Mid South Gastroenterology Associates PC
(931) 388-8302
1222 Trotwood Avenue Suite 501
Columbia, TN
 
Dana Lewis Goldsmith, MD
(931) 840-4455
1224 Trotwood Ave
Columbia, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1984

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Chamberlain Neil O MD
(931) 388-9706
1121 Trotwood Avenue
Columbia, TN
 
Dr. Liane Katherine Freels
(856) 596-3434
1312 Huntington Dr
Columbia, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Landon Tiffany P
(931) 388-8965
1600 Nashville Highway
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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