Baby Antibiotics Davison MI

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.

Luna Joseph MD
(810) 658-5766
9171 Lapeer Road Suite 100
Davison, MI
 
McLaren Family Care Centers
(810) 653-1130
10090 East Lippincott Boulevard
Davison, MI
 
Kamal S Hasan
(810) 658-9550
1260 N Irish Rd
Davison, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Kenneth Edmund Vobach, MD
10090 E Lippincott Blvd
Davison, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1990

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McLaren Community Medical Centers
(810) 653-1130
10090 East Lippincott Boulevard
Davison, MI
 
Dr. Kenneth Edmund Vobach
(603) 431-7393
10090 E Lippincott Blvd
Davison, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Joseph Benjamin Luna, MD
(810) 658-8343
9444 Lapeer Rd
Davison, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1996

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Barringer Loveleen MD
(810) 653-1130
10090 East Lippincott Boulevard
Davison, MI
 
Hasan Kamal MD
(810) 658-9550
1510 South State Road
Davison, MI
 
Joseph B Luna
(810) 658-8343
9444 Lapeer Rd
Davison, MI
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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