Baby Antibiotics Gilroy 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.

Dr. Paul R Cheesman
(408) 848-4615
7520 Arroyo Cir
Gilroy, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Burt Joan E MBA
(408) 847-1199
9360 North Name Uno Suite 120
Gilroy, CA
 
Andrew Lozano, MD
9460 N Name Uno
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1977

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Christine T LeVan
(408) 848-4600
7520 Arroyo Cir
Gilroy, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Allergy & Asthma Associates of Northern California
(408) 848-1800
9360 North Name Uno
Gilroy, CA
 
Generosa Guiab Lumicao, MD
(909) 356-4543
700 W 6th St Ste F
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1971

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Guillermina C Erni, MD, FAAP
(408) 842-7969
7250 Princeton Pl
Gilroy, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1969

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Steve R Hernandez
(408) 848-4600
7520 Arroyo Cir
Gilroy, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Paul R Cheesman
(408) 848-4600
7520 Arroyo Cir
Gilroy, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Mazhar Ali Khan
(408) 779-4188
9400 No Name Uno
Gilroy, 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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