Baby Antibiotics Dunn NC

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.

Dr. Mary Ann Chiodo
(910) 892-1333
802 Tilghman Dr
Dunn, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Dakota Demetri Cox
Dunn, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cox Dakota D MD
(910) 892-1333
802 Tilghman Drive
Dunn, NC
 
Vincent Michael Chiodo
(910) 892-1333
104 Tilghman Dr
Dunn, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jordan Gloria Pa-C
(910) 892-1333
802 Tilghman Drive
Dunn, NC
 
Alahari Durga Faap
(910) 891-5437
700 Tilghman Drive
Dunn, NC
 
Dr. John Bryan Mann
(785) 628-3051
700 Tilghman Dr Ste 716
Dunn, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

John Bryan Mann, MD
(785) 628-3051
700 Tilghman Dr Ste 716
Dunn, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark Dell Pabst, MD
(910) 892-7133
805 Tilghman Dr Ste B
Dunn, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1962

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Vincent M Chiodo, MD
(910) 892-1333
802 Tilghman Dr
Dunn, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Betsy Johnson Mem Hosp, Dunn, Nc
Group Practice: ABC Pediatrics Of Dunn

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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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