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.

Chakravorty Sumant K MD
(561) 748-8103
1002 South Old Dixie Highway Suite 205
Jupiter, FL
 
Stephen James Pacetti, MD
(813) 866-9500
550 Heritage Dr Ste 100
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1982

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Nagaraj Gowda
(561) 622-6610
500 University Blvd
Jupiter, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Roland F Gutierrez
(561) 745-4202
1025 Military Trl Ste 109
Jupiter, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Attia Essam MD
(561) 747-7330
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 
Children's Physicians
(561) 743-9000
207 South Central Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 
Bideau Lynda MD
(561) 743-9000
2532 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, FL
 
Diabo Jennifer MD
(561) 743-9000
270 South Central Boulevard
Jupiter, FL
 
Lyle Eustace Browne, MD
(561) 242-9025
130 Mystic Ln
Jupiter, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston, Jamaica (950-01 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr. Stephen James Pacetti
(813) 866-9500
550 Heritage Dr Ste 100
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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