Baby Antibiotics Henderson NC

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.

Cornelius F Cathcart, MD
(252) 492-9565
451 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr. Cornelius F Cathcart
(252) 492-9565
451 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Leaman Jason Pa-C
(252) 436-6543
120 Charles D Rollins Road
Henderson, NC
 
Dr. Kamini A Patel
(252) 492-9565
451 Ruin Creek Rd Ste 101
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dereck Davis
(252) 492-9565
451 Ruin Creek Rd
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Henderson Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
(252) 430-7110
568 Ruin Creek Road
Henderson, NC
 
Dr. Michelle D Collins Ogle
(252) 438-2773
511 Ruin Creek Rd Ste 104B
Henderson, NC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Henderson Pediatric Center
(252) 492-9565
Henderson Profession
Henderson, NC
 
Dr.James Schmitt
(252) 495-9565
451 Ruin Creek Rd # 101
Henderson, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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D Michael Mahan M D P A
(252) 436-6543
120 Charles D Rollins Road
Henderson, NC
 
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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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