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.

John Anthony Calcagno
(503) 491-0714
24850 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Rockove Shammai PC
(503) 492-6510
24850 Southeast Stark Street Suite 180
Gresham, OR
 
Craig Clark Stevenson, MD
(503) 667-8878
2850 SE Powell Valley Rd
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1977

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June Kwan Wu
(503) 661-4200
2150 Ne Division St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Denise Dawn Kinstetter
(503) 665-2874
1217 NE Burnside Rd Bldg B Ste 301
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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Metta Elizabeth kohn Willey
(503) 667-8878
24988 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Wu June K PHYS
(503) 661-4200
2150 Northeast Division Street Suite 103
Gresham, OR
 
Dr. Stuart Craig Dunn
(503) 667-8878
24988 SE Stark St Ste 200
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Pediatrics

Peter R Gyerko
(503) 667-8878
24988 Se Stark St
Gresham, OR
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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