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.

Dr. Christine Lee Florendo
(724) 832-0850
2000 Village Dr
Greensburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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Peter John Stevenson, MD
(602) 239-6383
532 W Pittsburgh St
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1994

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Besser Lisa L MD
(724) 832-7045
530 South Street Suite 220
Greensburg, PA
 
Kucera Richard F MD
(724) 837-1894
Medical Arts Building
Greensburg, PA
 
Rana Ziadeh, MD
(724) 830-8762
RR 6 Box 211
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Aleppo, Fac Of Med, Aleppo, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robin Louise Sims, MD
(724) 832-7045
530 S Main St
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1981

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Catalano Kathleen F MD
(724) 832-7045
530 South Street Suite 220
Greensburg, PA
 
Dejesus Robert MD
(724) 836-5500
545 Rugh Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Dr. Thaer Almalouf
(724) 832-7045
530 South 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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