Baby Antibiotics Dumfries VA

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.

Children First
(703) 441-8998
515 North Main Street # 101
Dumfries, VA
 
Dumfries Pediatrics
(703) 441-8998
17616 Main Street
Dumfries, VA
 
Indira Sinha, MD
(703) 441-8998
17616 Main St
Dumfries, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Nalanda Med Coll, Magadh Univ, Patna, Bihar, India
Graduation Year: 1985

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Elizabeth Maguire Bryant
(703) 494-1144
1924 Optiz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Jocelyn D Trent
(703) 878-2233
2296 Opitz Blvd Ste 403
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

G Wilderbrathwaite, MD
(202) 884-5000
Dumfries, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr. Indira Sinha
(703) 441-8998
17616 Main St
Dumfries, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Mahesh Parameswaran Faao
(703) 878-0777
2280 Opitz Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA
 
Dr. Aster Araya
(540) 772-4453
2300 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Leonardo G Tan-Gatue
(703) 670-8956
3090 Acorn Ct
Woodbridge, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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