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.

Lillie Edwards Bates
(803) 359-8855
346 W Butler St
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dennis A Cohen
(803) 808-5050
1316 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Cohen Dennis A MD Faap
(803) 808-5050
1316 North Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
 
Andrea Marie Lazaro, MD
346 W Butler St
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1992

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Stephen Watson, MD
(803) 356-1440
731 Carriage Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1985

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Burns Lisa D MD
(803) 808-5050
1316 North Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
 
Dr. Christie Pees Thomas
(803) 434-6000
4568 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Susan Jeanne Tool
(803) 359-8855
346 W Butler St
Lexington, SC
Specialty
Pediatrics

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. Bonnie B Waddell
(803) 754-8957
4568 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC
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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