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.

Tien Thi Vu, MD
(303) 536-6324
Apt 1502 550 E 12th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 2000

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Paul G Moe, MD, FAAP
(303) 861-6895
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1956

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Talat Khan, MD
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3800
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Sind Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1998

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John P Moyer
(303) 493-7000
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Valerie Anne Jacobs
(303) 861-6309
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jay Arthur Markson, MD
(303) 830-7337
1625 Marion St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1981

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Virginia Taylor
(303) 830-7337
1625 Marion
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Kathleen Kelble Traylor, MD
(303) 864-5871
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1991

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Mile High Research Center
(303) 839-9900
1155 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Erick Forno, MD
(303) 861-6738
B-158 1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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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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