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.

Bucher Eric D MD
(724) 832-7045
530 South Street
Greensburg, PA
 
Bankaci Murat FACS
(724) 832-9688
440 Pellis Road
Greensburg, PA
 
Al-Rawi Mouwafak M MD
(724) 539-0505
Central Medical Arts
Greensburg, PA
 
Dr. Rana Ziadeh
(724) 830-8762
RR 6 Box 211
Greensburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Susan Lombardozzi Lane
(724) 832-0850
2000 Village Dr
Greensburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Martin Aristark Murcek, MD
(412) 837-4070
562 Shearer St # 101-2
Greensburg, PA
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, Pa; Conemaugh Mem Med Ctr, Johnstown, Pa
Group Practice: Martin A Murcek Ltd

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Marion Donald W MD
(724) 532-0866
Frye Farm Road
Greensburg, PA
 
DUTT Vision & Laser
(724) 527-9720
Hempfield Pte
Greensburg, PA
 
Maria Childers
(724) 832-7045
530 South St
Greensburg, PA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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