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
Business
Physicians of River Ridge
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Earl Joseph Madere, MD
(504) 391-7337
3909 Lapalco Blvd Ste 204
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Meadowcrest Hosp, Terrytown, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La
Group Practice: Westside Pediatric Clinic

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

Dr. John Lawrence Moore
(504) 391-7337
3909 Lapalco Blvd Ste 204
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Willaim P Newman
(504) 349-6930
2845 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Charles Hunter Watts, MD
(504) 391-7337
3909 Lapalco Blvd Ste 204
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Vietnamese
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Meadowcrest Hosp, Terrytown, La; West Jefferson Med Ctr, Marrero, La
Group Practice: Westside Pediatric Clinic

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Lutifat A Kashimawo, MD
(504) 340-5782
1763 Wedgwood Dr
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ife, Fac Of Hlth Sci, Ife, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1987

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Tanya Rachelle Reed, MD
(504) 288-2297
1705 Lake Maurepas Dr
Harvey, LA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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Dr. Cac Thanh Le
(504) 368-4396
851 Manhattan Blvd Ste A
Harvey, LA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cac Thanh Le
(504) 368-4392
851 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA
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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