Baby Antibiotics Flat Rock MI

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.

Dionisia Atienza Sy
(734) 671-9800
23050 West Rd
Brownstown Twp, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lakshmi Hanasoge
(734) 676-8530
1675 Kingsway Ct
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lesli Annette Ballard, MD
22505 Allen Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1995

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Patel Kapil C MD
(734) 676-0800
2421 Fort Street
Trenton, MI
 
Kapil C Patel
(734) 676-0800
2421 Fort St
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Garg Rams S MD
(734) 671-8744
22997 Hall Road
Trenton, MI
 
Dr. Syed Wasil Ali Sabzposh
(718) 270-1926
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Susan Butler Chamberlain
(734) 676-2800
1821 King Rd
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Edward G Larsen, MD, FAAP
(734) 676-2374
Trenton, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1954

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Hanasoge L MD
(734) 676-8530
1675 Kingsway Court
Trenton, MI
 
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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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