Baby Antibiotics Denver CO

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.

Peter Michael Mourani, MD
(303) 861-6211
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1994

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Genie E Roosevelt, MD
(303) 764-8695
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1990

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Carlos M Perez Velez, MD
(303) 315-7233
1058 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Antioquia, Fac De Med, Medellin, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Brandon Davison-Tracy
2975 Roslyn St # 100
Denver, CO
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M
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Todd Charlton Carpenter, MD
(303) 861-6211
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1990

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Laurie Michelle Steward, MD
(303) 861-6309
1056 E 19th Ave # B085
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1995

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Mary Zavadil
(303) 830-7337
1625 Marion
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sarah Lacey Pilarowski, MD
1056 E 19th Ave # B085
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1999

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Robyn Lee Rairigh, MD
(402) 397-0823
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1992

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David Andrew Horst
(303) 839-7440
1601 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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