Baby Antibiotics Grass 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.

John Wallace Reeder
(530) 272-9780
140 Litton Dr
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Joseph Donald Lambert, MD
(530) 274-4140
1345 Whispering Pines Ln
Grass Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1969

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Joseph Gordon Lambert, MD
1345 Whispering Pines Ln
Grass Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1969

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Michael E Curtis
(530) 272-9780
140 Litton Dr Ste 100
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Curtis Michael MD Sierra Care Physicians
(530) 272-9780
1345 Whispering Pines Lane
Grass Valley, CA
 
Joyce Margaret Czuprynski
(530) 272-9780
140 Litton Dr Ste 100
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sarah Joan Woerner, MD
(530) 272-9770
1345 Whispering Pines Ln # C
Grass Valley, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1976

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Joseph D Lambert
(530) 272-9780
140 Litton Dr Ste 100
Grass Valley, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Crockett Robert MD
(530) 274-6107
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA
 
Dr. Douglas Etienne Wagner
(530) 274-4140
1345 Whispering Pines Ln
Grass 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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