Baby Antibiotics Lake Mary 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.

Robert Scott Appleton, MD
(407) 902-2866
3813 Oakwater Cir
Orlando, FL
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Thomas P Carson MD & Robert Scott Appleton MD
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Kenneth Mell Pittman
(407) 333-9877
109 Timberlachen Cir
Lake Mary, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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M Nell Wiggins Potter, MD
(407) 643-6460
1323 Oak Springs Pl
Lake Mary, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1963

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Cyrus Diagnostic Imaging Inc
(407) 321-3012
165 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL
 
Dr. Kimberly H Bougoulias
(407) 302-3111
3300 W Lake Mary Blvd Ste 100
Lake Mary, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Burke Lourdes CNM
(407) 323-3550
410 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL
 
Dr. Shakuntala S Janwadwar
(321) 453-5326
185 Waymont Ct
Lake Mary, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Jose F Vazquez, MD
(352) 589-3333
1668 Kersley Cir
Heathrow, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr. Jose F Vazquez
(352) 589-3333
1668 Kersley Cir
Heathrow, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert H Chong, MD
Lake Mary, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 2000

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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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