Baby Antibiotics Gresham OR

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. Peter Robert Gyerko
(503) 667-8878
24988 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr.John Calcagno
(503) 491-0714
24850 SE Stark St # 150
Gresham, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Dr. Frank Anthony Calcagno
(503) 491-0714
24850 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Daniel A Schloegel, MD
24850 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr. Maria Ravelli Constien
2672 SE Vista Way
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Eye Health Northwest
(503) 255-2291
24601 Southeast Stark Street
Gresham, OR
 
Frank Anthony Calcagno
(503) 491-0714
24850 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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The Oregon Clinic
(503) 665-4278
24900 Southeast Stark Street Suite 103
Gresham, OR
 
John Anthony Calcagno, MD
(503) 663-2588
24850 SE Stark St Ste 150
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Norman Eki
(503) 661-4200
2150 NE Division St # 103
Gresham, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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