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.

Malcolm John Kelson, MD
Grosse Pointe, MI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi

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Relich Nicholas MD
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Road
Grosse Pointe, MI
 
Iqbal Allarakhia
(313) 343-3481
22201 Moross Rd
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatric Neurology

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

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

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Jayashree Vasa
(313) 343-4748
22201 Moross Rd Ste 7o
Detroit, MI
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Lee Christopher L MD
(313) 886-4400
22151 Moross Road
Grosse Pointe, MI
 
Ronald D Hertz
(313) 343-3749
19251 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Paul M Zavell
(313) 881-5592
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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