Baby Antibiotics Greenbelt MD

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.

Welch Mark MD
(301) 345-7375
7701 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
 
Arthritis Associates of PG County
(301) 513-7777
7500 Hanover Parkway Suite 102
Greenbelt, MD
 
Damiano Michael J MD
(301) 441-8711
7500 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD
 
Zumo Lawrence A MD
(301) 982-7944
7500 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD
 
Dr. Andrew George Aronfy
(856) 757-3848
7525 Greenway Center Dr
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Naseem Banu Sharieff
(301) 313-0425
7525 Greenway Center Dr
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Polachirackal K Alex
(301) 982-7898
7231 Hanover Pkwy Ste A
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Iradj Mahdavi, MD
(301) 345-1400
7525 Greenway Center Dr Ste T5
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1956

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Alexion Perry W MD
(301) 441-8711
7500 Hanover Parkway Suite 207
Greenbelt, MD
 
Walid A Mufarrij
(301) 220-0045
7239 Hanover Parkway Suite A
Greenbelt, MD
 
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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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