Baby Antibiotics Kaufman TX

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.

Dr.Sara Zaleta
(972) 932-5555
874 Texas 243
Kaufman, TX
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Charles Turner Lewis
(972) 932-1319
1011 W Grove St
Kaufman, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Sara L Zaleta
(901) 418-8431
1623 Oxford Dr
Kaufman, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Carver Mary E NP
(972) 551-7500
200 North Virginia Street
Terrell, TX
 
Napoleon Lee, MD
(972) 231-7070
8148 County Road 302
Terrell, TX
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1984

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Sara L Zaleta, MD
(972) 932-5555
874 W Highway 243 Ste 108
Kaufman, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 2000

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Dr. Sara L Zaleta
(972) 932-5555
874 W Highway 243 Ste 108
Kaufman, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

Meredith A Byington
(972) 472-3800
1317 E Us Highway 175
Crandall, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Rameshchandra P Vasani, MD
(972) 563-2678
1553 State Highway 34 S Ste 200
Terrell, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ramesh P Vasani
(972) 563-2678
1553 Hwy 34 South Ste 200
Terrell, TX
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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