Baby Antibiotics Hinsdale IL

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.

Anthony Joseph Bell, MD
(847) 991-0440
PO Box 487
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr. Leslie R Farolan
(847) 991-0440
PO Box 487
Hinsdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert S Daum
(773) 834-4064
180 Harvester Dr Ste 110
Burr Ridge, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Mathew George
(708) 687-7200
6457 Rodgers Dr
Willowbrook, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Mohammed R Shabbir
(630) 954-6700
900 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Leslie R Farolan, MD
(847) 991-0440
PO Box 487
Hinsdale, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Advocate Good Samaritan Hosp, Downers Grove, Il; Edward Hosp, Naperville, Il

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Dr. Anthony Joseph Bell
(847) 991-0440
PO Box 487
Hinsdale, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Usha Setlur
(815) 741-8088
Willowbrook, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bruce B Newman
(708) 323-4455
805 Burr Ridge Clb
Willowbrook, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shabbir Joher
(630) 954-6700
900 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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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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