Baby Antibiotics Leesburg VA

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.

Rebecca Rose Fox, MD
(703) 771-9066
16906 Old Waterford Rd
Paeonian Springs, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr. Helen Gayle Cicirello
Leesburg, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Sandra J Groeber, MD
(703) 777-4888
823 S King St Ste F
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1990

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Vivian Vail Carlin, MD
(703) 779-4826
331 Whipp Dr SE
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Sandra Groeber
(703) 777-5222
Ste F, 823 South King Street
Leesburg, VA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1990
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Dr. Rebecca Rose Fox
(703) 771-9066
16906 Old Waterford Rd
Paeonian Springs, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Patricia Finn Rappaport
(703) 777-5222
823 S King St Ste F
Leesburg, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Sandra J Groeber
(703) 777-4888
823 S King St Ste F
Leesburg, VA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Helen Gayle Cicirello, MD
Leesburg, VA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr. Patricia Finn Rappaport
(703) 777-5222
823 S King St Ste F
Leesburg, VA
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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