Baby Antibiotics Cuyahoga Falls OH

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.

William F Oehlenschlager, MD
(330) 335-7337
1225 High St
Wadsworth, OH
Business
Wadsworth Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Cheryl Ann Clay
(330) 929-2108
2863 7th St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lorin Robert Browne, DO
(330) 922-3230
2048 9th St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr. Andrea Elizabeth Waker
(330) 923-0553
233 Brook View Dr
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Stephen F Miller III
(330) 543-8045
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cheryl Ann Clay, MD
(330) 929-2108
2863 7th St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Dr. Lorin Robert Browne
(330) 922-3230
2048 9th St
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Kazmierski David DO
(330) 945-4739
650 Graham Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Khandekar Rahul DPM
(330) 923-0553
96 Graham Road # B
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Dr. Lori Boothe D'Avello
(330) 762-9033
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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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