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.

James Matthew Landers, MD, FAAP
(313) 881-6982
20825 Mack Ave Ste 4
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bassem Dahman
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Helene Elizabeth Tigchelaar, MD, FAAP
(313) 885-7021
1016 Harvard Rd (H)
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1974

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

Dr. Haissam Ghaleb El Takech
22101 Moross Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Rabbani Ali MD
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Road Suite 270
Grosse Pointe, MI
 
Michigan Bone & Mineral Clinic PC
(313) 640-7700
22201 Moross Road Suite 260
Grosse Pointe, MI
 
Philip Patrick Mularoni, MD
22151 Moross Rd Ste 222
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat
Graduation Year: 2001

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Ramalingam Maruthavanan, MD
22101 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chengalpattu Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Chengalpattu, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. David John Transue
(313) 343-3481
22101 Moross Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI
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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