Baby Antibiotics Fountain Valley CA

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.

Harry Pellman
(714) 965-2500
9900 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Maria Elena Imperial
(714) 966-7253
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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Dr. Tramy T Nguyen Mok
(714) 434-4990
11100 Warner Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Tramy Nguyen-Mok
(714) 434-4990
11100 Warner Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Shelley Tucker Chacon
(714) 979-6100
11160 Warner Ave Ste 101
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Arnold Stanley W MD
(714) 965-2500
9900 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 
CAPT Smita B Tandon, MD, FAAP
(714) 241-1777
DR2KIDS 11100 Warner Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jagdish Surendra Bhatt, MD
(714) 378-7508
9920 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Robert Lee Islas, MD
(714) 433-3113
11420 Warner Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1977

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Dr. Hanh Duc Tran
Fountain Valley, CA
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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