Baby Antibiotics Los Alamos NM

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.

John Bennett Neal, MD
(505) 662-4234
Medical Center Suite 128
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1984

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Mary Ellen Csanadi, MD
(505) 662-4236
3917 West Rd Ste 128
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1990

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Neal Ben Dr
(505) 662-4234
Los Alamos Medical Centre
Los Alamos, NM
 
Dr. Irene J Uhrik Boone
(505) 672-9867
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Shelley P Schoonover
(505) 662-4234
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Schoonover Shelley Dr
(505) 662-4234
Los Alamos Medical Centre
Los Alamos, NM
 
Dr.Jacqueline Krohn
(505) 662-9620
3917 West Rd # 136
Los Alamos, NM
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Smith Fredrica MD
(505) 662-9400
3917 West Road Suite D
Los Alamos, NM
 
Northern New Mexico Surgery
(505) 661-3030
3917 West Road
Los Alamos, NM
 
Rodney J Barker M D
(505) 661-3030
3917 West Road
Los Alamos, NM
 
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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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