Baby Antibiotics Granite City IL

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.

Paul S Simons, MD
(314) 535-7855
4488 Forest Park Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Forest Park Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Fierstein Jeffrey MD
(618) 451-1800
2120 Madison Avenue Suite 200
Granite City, IL
 
Jamil Zaman Rana, MD
(618) 876-7500
3165 Myrtle Ave
Granite City, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Anderson Hosp, Maryville, Il
Group Practice: Ahmad & Rana Pediatrics

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Jamil Rana
(618) 876-7500
3165 Myrtle Ave
Granite City, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Reza Seyed Ashraf, MD
(618) 877-8200
1532 Niedringhaus Ave # A
Granite City, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1967

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Frederickson Neil W MD
(618) 451-0122
2120 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL
 
Fernandez James A MD
(618) 451-1800
2120 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL
 
Shafique Ahmad
(618) 876-7500
3165 Myrtle Ave
Granite City, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Shafique Ahmad
(618) 451-4824
3165 Myrtle Ave Stop 2
Granite City, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jason F Kesselring
(618) 219-3318
2100 Madison Ave
Granite City, IL
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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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