Baby Antibiotics Grosse Pointe MI

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. Gavrav Kapur
(313) 882-7126
323 Beaupre Ave
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Rand S Abdulnour Farjo, MD
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Ste 2370Ste 270
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Baghdad, Coll Of Med, Baghdad, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1993

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Arshid Majeed Mir
(313) 343-4748
22201 Moross Rd Ste 7o
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sarita Kini, DO
(313) 881-6900
20825 Mack Ave Ste 4
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 2002

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Ali Rabbani, MD, FAAP
(313) 343-7979
22151 Moross Rd Ste 222
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr. Maria L Duenas
22101 Moross Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susanna Rose Burkhead, MD
(313) 343-3474
22101 Moross Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi

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Dr. Malcolm John Kelson
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sheshu Roopireddy
(313) 343-7979
22101 Moross PBI-222
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Lori Jacquelyn Stricker, MD
(313) 745-5535
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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