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.

Amina N Husain, MD
(313) 647-0445
681 Anita Ave (H)
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Susanna Rose Burkhead
(313) 343-3474
22101 Moross Rd
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Melissa Lynne Mueller
(313) 343-4748
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Grosse Pointe Physicians X-Ray Center
(313) 881-0411
21003 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
 
Zia Q Farooki, MD, FAAP
(313) 343-6842
22201 Moross Rd Ste 275
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr. Karen Adele Alton
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd Ste 270
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Deepakkumar G Patel, MD
(313) 343-3368
22101 Moross Rd NICU CCB-5
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr. Lorraine June Armstrong
(512) 696-7315
131 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

Muthayipalayam C Thirumoorthi
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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John Thomas Adams, MD
(313) 343-6321
22101 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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