Baby Antibiotics Lexington SC

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.

James Baker Dewar, MD
(803) 345-0420
1404-A W Main St
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dr. Stephen Watson
(803) 356-1440
731 Carriage Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Susan Jeanne Tool, MD
(803) 359-8855
346 W Butler St
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1986

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Cohen Dennis A MD Faap
(803) 808-5050
1316 North Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
 
Dennis Allen Cohen, MD
(803) 808-5050
1316 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr. Douglas Edward Luberoff
(803) 808-5050
1316 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Shelly Deanne Holstrum, MD
(803) 957-5856
218 Parkside Rd
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1994

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Consultants in Gastroenterologyy
(803) 358-6510
811 West Main Street
Lexington, SC
 
Belton D Caughman, MD, FAAP
(803) 957-2473
1622 Pisgah Church Rd
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1955

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John Gregory Mc Kay, MD
(803) 434-6392
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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