Baby Antibiotics Greensburg PA

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.

G U Inc
(724) 838-7500
522 West Newton Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Pascal Danl Spino, MD
(724) 834-2375
311 S Maple Ave
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1947
Hospital
Hospital: Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, Pa
Group Practice: Pascal D Spino Assocs

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Maria P Childers, MD
(724) 552-2447
530 South St
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch, New Brunswick Nj 08901
Graduation Year: 1998

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James Michael Talamo, MD
(724) 837-2550
529 Rugh St
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1980

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Catalano Kathleen F MD
(724) 832-7045
530 South Street Suite 220
Greensburg, PA
 
Dr. William Paul Newman
(501) 219-0879
RR 12
Greensburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lisa Lynne Besser, MD
(724) 832-1145
200 Village Dr
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dejesus Robert MD
(724) 836-5500
545 Rugh Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Grabiak Gregory D MD
(724) 539-0505
Central Medical Arts
Greensburg, PA
 
Mary Lou Talamo
(724) 837-2550
529 Rugh St
Greensburg, PA
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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