Baby Antibiotics Gretna LA

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.

Richard M Doskey, MD
(504) 738-1604
9605 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA
Business
Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Gretna Family Pediatric & Internal Clinic
(504) 364-1844
1221 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA
 
Dr. Roselyn C St Etienne
(504) 368-7337
515 Westbank Expy Ste 1
Gretna, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dang Thiem MD
(504) 364-1844
1221 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA
 
Roselyn C St Etienne, MD
(504) 368-7337
515 Westbank Expy Ste 1
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1996

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Marc Alan Fisher, MD
(504) 361-0234
12A Westbank Expy Ste 100
Gretna, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Lakeside Hosp, Metairie, La; Meadowcrest Hosp, Terrytown, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La; Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La; Childrens Hosp, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Fisher Pediat

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Marc Fisher
(504) 361-0234
12a Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Children's Medical Clinic
(504) 368-7337
515 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA
 
St Etienne Roselyn MD
(504) 368-7337
515 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA
 
Dr. Marc Alan Fisher
(504) 361-0234
Gretna, LA
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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