Baby Antibiotics Harvey LA

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.

Richard M Doskey, MD
(504) 738-1604
9605 Jefferson Hwy
River Ridge, LA
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Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Joseph M Imseis
(504) 349-6900
3909 Lapalco Blvd
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr. Barry Stephen Bordenave
(801) 965-3448
PO Box 1660
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Charles Hunter Watts
(504) 391-7337
3909 Lapalco Blvd Ste 204
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Barry Stephen Bordenave, MD
PO Box 1660
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr. Harish Chander Anand
(504) 391-7690
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

The Retina Institute- L.L.C.- Shehab A. Ebrahim- M
(504) 455-0500
3909 Lapalco Blvd.
Harvey, LA
 
Dr. Lutifat A Kashimawo
(504) 340-5782
1763 Wedgwood Dr
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Vu Quang T Dr
(504) 348-2310
3709 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA
 
Quang The Vu, MD
3709 Westbank Expy
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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