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.

Dr.Gwendolyn Youngblood
(301) 441-4555
7525 Greenway Center Dr # 311
Greenbelt, MD
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F
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Osteoporosis Center of PG CO
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7347 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD
 
Schlosberg Marc F MD
(301) 982-7944
7500 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD
 
Manoochehr M Behrooz, MD, FAAP
(301) 474-4200
8957 Edmonston Rd Ste Q
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1962

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Arthritis Associates of PG County
(301) 513-7777
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Greenbelt, MD
 
Mezgebe Haile
(301) 345-1400
7525 Greenway Center Dr
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Elizabeth Adaobi Azinge
Greenbelt, MD
Specialty
Pediatrics

Giannelli Vincenzo MD
(301) 345-7375
7701 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
 
Gwendolyn V Youngblood, MD
(301) 441-4555
7525 Greenway Center Dr Ste 311
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr. J A Hernandez
(303) 270-6328
7525 Greenway Center Dr
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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