Baby Antibiotics Granbury TX

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.

Stephanie Perdue, MD
(817) 249-4155
998 Winscott Rd
Fort Worth, TX
Business
Village Pediatrics PA
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Laura G Power
(817) 579-0084
1305 Paluxy Rd
Granbury, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Angela Mary Simpson, MD
(817) 579-8687
805 Paluxy Rd
Granbury, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1997

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Deshmukh AVI T FACS
(817) 573-2601
305 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX
 
Brazos Family Medicine
(817) 573-2601
303 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX
 
DeLia Irene Wright
(817) 579-0084
1305 Paluxy Rd
Granbury, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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George Darren K DO
(817) 573-2601
303 West Pearl Street
Granbury, TX
 
Gastroenterolgy & Liver Associates of North Texas
(817) 573-9881
1314 Paluxy Road
Granbury, TX
 
Delia I Wright, MD
(817) 579-0084
1305 Paluxy Rd Ste B
Granbury, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1998

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David B Steinmann, MD
(817) 573-8449
1540 Southtown Dr Ste 104
Granbury, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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