Baby Antibiotics Fallon NV

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.

Giridhar Andhavarapu, MD
(202) 865-6749
734 Dani St
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1999

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Skin Cancer & Dermatology Institute
(775) 423-6273
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
 
Tapashi Dev Roy, MD, MRCP, FAAP
801 Williams Ave 2203
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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Lana Lugue Narag, MD, FAAP
(775) 428-2747
801 E Williams Ave Ste 2203
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr. Lana S Lugue Narag
(775) 428-2747
1077 New River Parkway
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lana S Vega Lugue Narag, MD
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Angeles Univ Fndn, Coll Of Med, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1991

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Joe R Serna Jr, MD
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982

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Albregts Anthony MD
(775) 423-6273
801 East Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
 
Dr. Giridhar Andhavarapu
(202) 865-6749
734 Dani St
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Joe R Serna Jr
(937) 531-2268
Fallon, NV
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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