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.

Leonard J Janchar
(740) 383-7000
1040 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Chen T Richard MD
(740) 383-7998
1040 Delaware Avenue
Marion, OH
 
Bailey David G MD Inc
(740) 383-5252
990 South Prospect Street
Marion, OH
 
Walter Jonathan Friedley, MD
(740) 383-7000
1040 Delaware Ave
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St George'S Univ, Sch Of Med, St George'S, Grenada
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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Leonard Joseph L Janchar, MD
(740) 383-8090
Marion, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1971

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Chaudry Naseer A MD
(740) 387-9577
1035 Harding Memorial Pkw
Marion, OH
 
Dr. Leonard Joseph L Janchar
(740) 383-8090
Marion, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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Kidney Associates
(740) 389-4211
1730 Marion Waldo Road
Marion, OH
 
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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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