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.

Jacqueline Anne Krohn, MD
(505) 662-9620
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1976

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Krohn Jacqueline MD
(505) 662-9620
3917 West Road Suite 136
Los Alamos, NM
 
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Smith Fredrica MD
(505) 662-9400
3917 West Road Suite D
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Dr. Jacqueline Anne Krohn
(505) 662-9620
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(505) 662-4234
3917 West Rd
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Specialty
Pediatrics

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(505) 662-4234
White Rock Shopping
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Dr. Michael Warren Nichols
(505) 662-4234
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Irene J Uhrik Boone
(505) 672-9867
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Pediatrics

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(505) 662-3073
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
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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