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.

Valery P Brouwer, MD
(714) 979-6100
9900 Talbert Ave # 201
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1991

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Stephen Allen Jenkins, MD
(978) 371-1300
9940 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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Dr. Nabila Ayub
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bertram N Dias, MD
(714) 979-6100
9900 Talbert Ave # 201
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Colombo, Fac Of Med, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr. Hae Young Cho
(714) 751-8711
11160 Warner Ave Ste 213
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Hun-Seng Chao, MD
(714) 966-8109
9920 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr. Jagdish Surendra Bhatt
(714) 378-7508
9920 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Luis F Ochoa Palaez
(909) 558-7448
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Fatemeh Abootorab
(671) 646-5824
Fountain Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bertram N Dias
(714) 979-6100
9900 Talbert Ave Ste 201
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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