Baby Antibiotics Guthrie OK

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.

Bhakta Arvind MD
(405) 282-9449
205 South Academy Road
Guthrie, OK
 
Dr. Laurie Anne Orme
(405) 282-9449
205 S Academy Rd Ste D
Guthrie, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Todd Anthony Krehbiel, MD
(405) 232-9449
PO Box 1097
Guthrie, OK
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Logan Hosp & Med Ctr, Guthrie, Ok; Childrens Hosp Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Logan Family Medical Ctr

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Dr. Todd Anthony Krehbiel
(405) 282-9449
205 S Academy Rd # D
Guthrie, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Ringrose Robert E
(405) 282-0232
324 East Oklahoma Avenue
Guthrie, OK
 
Center for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
(405) 282-9449
205 South Academy Road
Guthrie, OK
 
Travis Stephen MD
(405) 282-9449
Highway 33 At Academ
Guthrie, OK
 
Dr. Melissa Naomi Quevillon
(405) 282-5125
Guthrie, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Parks Wendy ARND
(405) 282-9449
Highway 33 At Academ
Guthrie, OK
 
Dr. Todd Anthony Krehbiel
(405) 232-9449
PO Box 1097
Guthrie, OK
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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