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.

David William Kaplan, MD
(303) 861-6133
1056 E 19th Ave # B025
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1970

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Henry M SonDheimer
(303) 493-7000
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatric Cardiology

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Cheryl Gross Saipe
(303) 869-2182
1601 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Ralfella Coree Meister, MD
(303) 337-4873
1601 E 19th Ave Ste 3050
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 2000

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Erin Jean Ambardekar
(303) 837-2868
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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Friedman Norman R MD
(303) 764-8501
1056 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Stool Sylvan E MD
(303) 764-8501
1056 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Fliegelman Martin MD
(303) 863-0300
1721 East 19th Avenue
Denver, CO
 
Kristen Jane Nadeau, MD
(303) 861-6128
1056 E 19th Ave # 265
Denver, CO
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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