Baby Antibiotics Elmwood Park IL

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.

Sofia Salituro, MD
(847) 272-1005
4113 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL
Business
Sanders Court Pediatrics Ltd
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Alma Buckner, MD
(708) 524-1688
6434 W North Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1975

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COL Enrique G Cifuentes, MD, FAAP
(708) 822-8161
7708 W Dickens Ave
Elmwood Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1995

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Kalina Carolyn MD
(773) 836-3000
6434 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
Samir Abdo Suleiman, MD
(708) 583-1410
7617 W Belmont Ave
Elmwood Park, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jeffrey D Ackman, MD, FAAP
(773) 622-5400
2211 N Oak Park Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1981

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Samir Suleiman
(708) 583-1410
7617 W Belmont Ave
Elmwood Park, IL
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Pediatrics

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Shaheena Ahmed
(708) 583-1410
7617 W Belmont Ave
Elmwood Park, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lawrence Cabell Vogel, MD, FAAP
(773) 622-5400
2211 N Oak Park Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1973

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Abrams Barry MD
(773) 836-3000
6434 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL
 
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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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