Baby Antibiotics Lithonia GA

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.

Shekou M Sesay, MD
(770) 323-7886
4555 Mossey Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Dr. Fiona V Anderson Blair
(404) 501-8300
5910 Hillandale Dr Ste 355
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Usha Bedharay Harichand
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Charmaine Delores Gray, MD
(404) 355-4457
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1983

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Fiona V Anderson Blair, MD
(404) 501-8300
5910 Hillandale Dr Ste 355
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1993

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Sandra H Armstead, MD
(404) 365-0966
5440 Hillandale Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1978

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Harry Robert Foster, MD
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1955

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Angela Patricia Highbaugh-Battle, MD
(770) 987-0160
4559 Latchwood Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2004

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Odell Barnwell, MD
(770) 981-9214
3288 Hunters Pace Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2003

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Genesys Pediatric
(770) 987-2323
3598 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA
 
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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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