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.

Gazza Laboratory Neurology
(931) 552-9333
1830 High Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Elizabeth A Atkinson MD
(270) 886-0470
1011 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Erika Lee Switzer, MD
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1997

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Haroun Ramzi Faap
(270) 886-7480
1724 Kenton Street Suite 2C
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Sheth Paresh V MD
(270) 887-0783
1609 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Rizwan R Khan
(270) 886-1544
1724 Kenton St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Western Kentucky Pulmonary Clinic
(270) 886-8840
1724 Kenton Street Suite 1B
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Periyanayagam S MD PSC
(270) 886-1944
390 West 17th Street
Hopkinsville, KY
 
Thomas Hosmer Price, MD
(270) 855-8445
1717 High St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Holston Valley Hosp & Med Ctr, Kingsport, Tn
Group Practice: Rainbow Pediatrics

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Atkinson Elizabeth A MD
(270) 825-3689
1011 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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