Baby Antibiotics Hudson FL

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.

Anne Stemmerman Ms CCCA
(727) 862-3588
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard
Hudson, FL
 
Davis Gaither Md PA
(727) 862-3588
13910 Lakeshore Boulevard # 120
Hudson, FL
 
Dr. Malathi Sreedhara
Hudson, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Acharya M K Md PA
(727) 863-5418
14134 Nephron Lane
Hudson, FL
 
Dr. Gogi Muniyappa Ramappa
(727) 863-5474
12136 Cobblestone Dr
Hudson, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sudarsan Kamisetty, MD
(813) 657-9850
14428 Pimberton Dr
Hudson, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ms Ramaiah Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Alagna Mark A MD
(727) 862-8548
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard
Hudson, FL
 
Dr Alfred Bonati MD
(727) 868-9563
7315 Hudson Avenue
Hudson, FL
 
Ayub Jorge MD
(727) 868-9208
7651 Medical Drive
Hudson, FL
 
Faris Talal MD
(727) 869-7822
14100 Fivay Road
Hudson, FL
 
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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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