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.

Karolyn Kaye Kabir, MD
(303) 861-6133
1056 E 19th Ave # B025
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1994

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Rocky Mountain Pediatric Anesthesiology
(303) 278-4350
1601 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Karin Ann Sigdestad, MD
(702) 486-7670
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 6300
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1997

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Stephen Glenn Faries, MD
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1983

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Christine Therese Jelinek, MD
(303) 919-1116
2673 Roslyn St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Allen Gregory C MD
(303) 764-8501
1056 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Jacinto A Hernandez Montero, MD, FAAP
(303) 861-6871
1056 E 19th Ave # 070
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr. Mark Samuel Brittan
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Matthew Hazle
(303) 842-7547
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jaskunas James MD
(303) 839-7900
1601 East 19th Avenue Suite 5500
Denver, CO
 
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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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