Baby Antibiotics Cypress TX

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. Mario Garza Jr
(281) 469-2838
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mario Garza Jr, MD
(281) 469-2838
Cypress, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Cypress Fairbanks Med Ctr, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Steeplechase Pediatric Center

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Dr. Khozema Palanpurwala
(956) 428-4345
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Allison Marie Arthur
(281) 304-5559
13203 Fry Road
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sunjeev Patel, MD, FAAP
(281) 374-7457
13215 Grant Rd TCPA FM 1960 Pediatric Center
Cypress, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1999

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Rashida S Abbas, MD, FAAP
(281) 373-3786
17330 Spring Cypress Rd Ste 150
Cypress, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Kimberly Sierra Balay
(281) 256-6139
12811 Blossomheath Rd
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Audrey Winer
(281) 890-6514
21216 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Michael McClintock
(281) 890-6514
21216 Northwest Freeway
Cypress, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lara Leonhardt
(281) 304-5559
13203 Fry Rd
Cypress, TX
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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