Baby Antibiotics Logan UT

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.

Dr. Jamie Beth Odell
(435) 797-2750
261 N 1570 E
Logan, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Bruce Alan O'Very
PO Box 519
Providence, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

Garg Vikram MD
(435) 716-5900
1300 North 500 East Suite 340
Logan, UT
 
John Dennis ODell
(435) 792-1940
1350 N 500 E
Logan, UT
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Nina Gay Jorgensen, MD
(435) 753-7337
2380 N 400 E
North Logan, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1993

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Jamie Beth Odell, MD
(435) 797-2750
261 N 1570 E
Logan, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1999

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Bruce Alan O'Very, MD
PO Box 519
Providence, UT
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1995

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Garg Pfafulla MD
(435) 792-1940
1300 North 500 East Suite 340
Logan, UT
 
Treehouse Pediatrics & Family Care
(435) 750-5599
1325 North 600 East # 101
Logan, UT
 
Swallow Charles T Urologist
(435) 792-1950
1350 North 500 East
Logan, UT
 
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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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