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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Foster Harry R Jr MD
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Highway
Lithonia, GA
 
Harry R Foster
(770) 482-8887
7660 Covington Hwy
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Iris Diane Buchanan, MD
(770) 482-2166
6067 Rock Springs Rd
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1978

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Charmaine Gray
(770) 322-2712
5440 Hillandale Drive
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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Lateefah Watford, MD
PO Box 2098
Lithonia, GA

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Dr. Angela Patricia Highbaugh-Battle
(770) 987-0160
4559 Latchwood Dr
Lithonia, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Usha Bedharay Harichand, MD
Lithonia, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr. Mamie L Phillips
(770) 907-3240
Lithonia, GA
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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