Baby Antibiotics Logansport IN

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.

Short David G DO
(574) 753-2222
800 Fulton Street Suite B2
Logansport, IN
 
Gerard Roberts, MD
(574) 753-4151
1201 Michigan Ave Ste 330
Logansport, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1993

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Edwin Ralph Luxenberg, MD
(219) 753-4151
1201 Michigan Ave Ste 330
Logansport, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp, Logansport, In; Dukes Mem Hosp, Peru, In
Group Practice: Logansport Pediatrics

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Logansport Regional Cancer Center
(574) 722-3650
1616 Smith Street
Logansport, IN
 
Dr. Connie May Owens
Logansport, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Renee Lynn Sandlin, MD
(574) 722-3273
3003 Valleyview Dr
Logansport, IN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1994

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Veronica Fua Reyes
(574) 753-1772
1201 Michigan Ave
Logansport, IN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Logansport Pediatrics
(574) 753-4151
1201 Michigan Avenue Suite 330
Logansport, IN
 
Nichols-Byll Stacy MD
(574) 753-4151
1201 Michigan Avenue Suite 330
Logansport, IN
 
Rober Paul MD
(574) 735-3811
1201 Michigan Avenue
Logansport, IN
 
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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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