Baby Antibiotics Goffstown NH

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. John Lewis Klunk
(603) 715-1307
16 Briarwood Dr
Bow, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

John Lewis Klunk, MD
(603) 715-1307
16 Briarwood Dr
Bow, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1997

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Candice Lee Camacho, MD
(603) 232-2079
10 Greystone Ter
Hooksett, NH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Sandra Charlotte Farkouh
(972) 932-5555
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Thies Robert W MD
(603) 669-0859
769 South Main Street
Manchester, NH
 
Dr. John Lewis Klunk III
(603) 895-8000
16 Briarwood Dr
Bow, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gastro Intestinal Associates
(603) 624-6978
88 McGregor Street
Manchester, NH
 
Dr. Christopher M Riccio
(603) 232-2079
10 Greystone Ter
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Gus Gibbons Emmick
(603) 641-5386
11 Kimball Dr
Hooksett, NH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jones Blake A Physician
(603) 625-5744
88 McGregor Street
Manchester, NH
 
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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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