Baby Antibiotics Marion OH

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. Syed Azim Bukhari
(740) 383-7000
1040 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Elizabeth Ann Roseberry, MD
(740) 383-8785
1000 McKinley Park Dr
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1985

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Luciano P Del Rosario, MD
(740) 383-4783
1073 Harding Memorial Pkwy
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr. Sudesh Sandadi Reddy
(740) 387-0650
402 S State St
Marion, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Chaudry Naseer A MD
(740) 387-9577
1035 Harding Memorial Pkw
Marion, OH
 
Chen T Richard MD
(740) 383-7998
1040 Delaware Avenue
Marion, OH
 
Dr. Walter Jonathan Friedley
(740) 383-7000
1040 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Albert Nast May, MD
(740) 383-8002
655 Fairhaven Ave
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1959

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Joseph Kennard Geiger, MD
(614) 383-8090
1040 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1956

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Syed Azim Bukhari, MD
(740) 383-7000
1073 Harding Memorial Pkwy
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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