Baby Antibiotics Lisle IL

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.

Arkady Ayngorn, MD
(773) 274-9644
6132 River Bend Dr
Lisle, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gorky Med Inst, Gor'Kij, Russia
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr. Janet Richert Zvolanek
(630) 420-1345
3080 Ogden Ave Ste 305
Lisle, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

John Lee Webb Jr, MD
(630) 759-9230
Lisle, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr. Howard David Ziff
Lisle, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Martine Therese Nelson
(630) 717-9600
2745 Maple Ave
Lisle, IL
Specialty
Adolescent Medicine

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Dr.Martine Nelson
(630) 717-9600
2745 Maple Ave # 2A
Lisle, IL
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Covenant Med Ctr -Urbana, Urbana, Il
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Martine Therese Nelson, MD
(630) 717-9600
2745 Maple Ave Ste 2A
Lisle, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr. John Lee Webb Jr
(630) 759-9230
Lisle, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Arkady Ayngorn
(773) 274-9644
6132 River Bend Dr
Lisle, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Martine Therese Nelson
(708) 717-9600
2745 Maple Ave Ste 32A
Lisle, IL
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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