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.

DeBorah Jean Sekirnjak
(303) 869-2182
1601 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Joan P Bothner
(303) 837-2868
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. James Scott Barry
(215) 427-5000
1056 E 19th Ave # B070
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lalit Bajaj, MD
(303) 764-8252
1056 E 19th Ave # B-251
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1996

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Stephen James Simko, MD
(303) 484-9256
1925 Peal St Apt 1443
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Joe Edwin Wathen, MD
(303) 837-2868
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr. Shira Belman
(415) 833-4078
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

David Allan Kaplan, MD
(650) 343-4200
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1977

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Eric Tham
(303) 493-7000
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Joe Edwin Wathen III, MD
(303) 421-0675
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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