Baby Antibiotics Hopkinsville KY

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.

Karen Dougherty, MD
(270) 881-4160
PO Box 647
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1979

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Ramzi A Haroun, MD
(270) 886-7480
1724 Kenton St Ste 2C
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst De Med Si Farm, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Graduation Year: 1981

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Duncan R Campbell
(270) 885-8445
1717 High St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Blake S David MD
(270) 885-8445
1717 High Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Kaye Mitchell D MD
(270) 825-3689
1011 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Clark Michael MD
(270) 886-6371
1610 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Ronald F Howard, MD
(270) 885-8445
3812 Circle Dr
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1964

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Naimoli Wayne J MD
(270) 886-2559
1830 High Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Yasmin P Tejani, DO
(270) 825-7205
117 N Sunset Cir
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1996

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Sheth Paresh V MD
(270) 887-0783
1609 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
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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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