Baby Antibiotics Ewa Beach HI

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.

David Cha, MD
(808) 671-7216
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd Ste 211
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Korea Univ Coll Of Med, Chong-No-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1990

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Dr. Fuchat Chan
(808) 671-6777
2212 Laukahi St Ste 102
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shasta Brewer Helsel, MD
(808) 292-1745
91-1054 Kaiamaloo St
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr. Elizabeth Lim Abinsay
(205) 652-9575
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd Ste 313
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Shasta Brewer Helsel
(808) 292-1745
91-1054 Kaiamaloo St
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Zachary Scott Turner, MD
(808) 683-0315
91-13 5 Makalea St
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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Elizabeth Lim Abinsay, MD, FAAP
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd Ste 313
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1979

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Fuchat Chan, MD
(808) 671-6777
2212 Laukahi St Ste 102
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Queens Med Ctr, Honolulu, Hi; Kapiolani Med Ctr For Women An, Honolulu, Hi
Group Practice: Waipahu Pediatrics

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Dr. David Cha
(808) 678-7216
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd Ste 211
Ewa Beach, HI
Specialty
Pediatrics

David Sung geun Cha
(808) 671-7216
91-2139 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
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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