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
 
William Lawrence Black, MD
(765) 966-5527
301 S 22nd St
Richmond, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1993

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Zeller Charles J DO
(765) 966-1600
101 South 10th Street
Richmond, IN
 
Dr. Joseph M B Croffie
(317) 274-3774
702 Barnhill Drive ROC 4210
Richmond, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jetmore David L MD
(765) 966-1600
101 South 10th Street
Richmond, IN
 
Bland Carol L MD
(937) 839-8837
60 West Dayton Street
West Alexandria, OH
 
Black William MD
(765) 966-5527
1434 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN
 
Elassal Sherif MD
(765) 962-4735
1030 North J Street
Richmond, IN
 
Robert Stanley Kepner, MD
(765) 983-3141
1401 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1959

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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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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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