Baby Antibiotics Jupiter 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.

Flaxman Mitchell S Facg
(561) 744-2200
1002 South Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL
 
Chakravorty Sumant K MD
(561) 748-8103
1002 South Old Dixie Highway Suite 205
Jupiter, FL
 
Jennifer B Ward, MD
(561) 741-0000
1025 Military Trl
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1996

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Cheryl Elaine Wayne, MD
(516) 745-6623
526 Pheasant Ln N
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1990

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Bideau Lynda MD
(561) 743-9000
2532 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL
 
Dr. Nancy J McDermott
(561) 741-7644
PO Box 2843
Jupiter, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Edmund Janes Doering III
(561) 575-0234
210 Jupiter Lakes Blvd Ste 4104
Jupiter, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Edmund Janes Doering, MD
(561) 575-0234
210 Jupiter Lakes Blvd Ste 4104
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1969

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Roland F Gutierrez, MD
(561) 745-4202
1025 Military Trl Ste 109
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Tagalog
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa
Group Practice: Hope Clinic

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Dr. Jennifer B Ward
(561) 741-0000
1025 Military Trl
Jupiter, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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