Baby Antibiotics Eaton OH

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.

Chune Michael S MD
(937) 291-0386
450 Washington Jackson R
Eaton, OH
 
Rider Paul S MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN
 
Swonder James E MD
(765) 966-0521
100 North 15th Street
Richmond, IN
 
Atalla Jamal MD
(765) 962-4735
1030 North J Street
Richmond, IN
 
Ryan Loretta A MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN
 
Bland Carol L MD
(937) 839-8837
60 West Dayton Street
West Alexandria, OH
 
Debra Elaine Bright, MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul Steven Rider, MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Reid Hosp & Healthcare Svcs, Richmond, In
Group Practice: Pediatric & Internal Medicine Center

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Bright Debra MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN
 
Zeller Charles J DO
(765) 966-1600
101 South 10th Street
Richmond, IN
 
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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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