Baby Antibiotics Derry NH

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.

New England Neurological Associates P C
(603) 432-0881
43 Birch Street
Derry, NH
 
Gary T Della Grotta
(603) 434-0327
43b Birch Street
Derry, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Southern NH Internal Medicine Associates
(603) 216-0400
6 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH
 
Hurley Liam J MD
(603) 432-9564
6 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH
 
Gary Thomas Della Grotta, MD
(603) 434-0327
43B Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1981

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Eddy Douglas M MD
(603) 216-0400
6 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH
 
Chibaro Edward A
(603) 434-6380
44 Birch Street
Derry, NH
 
Sakr Ossama E MD
(603) 432-9564
6 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH
 
Dr. Barbara Ann Brundage
(603) 434-0327
43B Birch St
Derry, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gedachian Robert Dr
(603) 216-0400
6 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH
 
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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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