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.

Dr. Sabah E Zara
(734) 675-7220
5400 Fort St Ste 130
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan B Chamberlain
(734) 676-2800
2363 W Jefferson Ave
Trenton, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Conchita Tanhehco
(734) 671-2833
22505 Allen Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan Butler Chamberlain, MD
(734) 676-2800
1821 King Rd
Trenton, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1986

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

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Rick A Poston
(734) 671-8660
22995 Hall Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Conchita Tanhehco, MD
(734) 671-2833
22505 Allen Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1966

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Margaret Mary Cortese, MD
22505 Allen Rd
Woodhaven, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1986

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Glinda Planta Noceda
(734) 671-9800
23050 West Rd
Brownstown Twp, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Heather Geanise Cadena, MD
(734) 676-2800
2363 W Jefferson Ave
Trenton, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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