Baby Antibiotics Conshohocken PA

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.

Mary Kline, MD
(215) 247-1172
7700 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA
Business
Kids First Chestnut Hill
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Linda C Ni Widmer
(267) 259-5589
623 Ford St (H)
West Conshohocken, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Patrick Charles Mc Mahon, MD
(610) 642-9200
Conshohocken, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1966

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Chhaya S Chaudhary, MD
(610) 825-1994
408 W Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rnt Med Coll, Univ Of Rajasthan, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1981

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Linda C Ni Widmer, MD
(267) 259-5589
623 Ford St (H)
West Conshohocken, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Folasade I Kehinde, MD
(215) 427-5202
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Dr. Mark Leonard Bagarazzi
(484) 344-2958
Conshohocken, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Chhaya S Chaudhary
(610) 825-1994
408 W Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Russel Whiteside Rhea
(865) 690-8778
1000 River Rd
Conshohocken, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Usha C Nair
(610) 825-1994
408 W Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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