Baby Antibiotics Maywood IL

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.

Sofia Salituro, MD
(847) 272-1005
4113 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL
Business
Sanders Court Pediatrics Ltd
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Challapalli Malliswari, MD
(219) 838-9300
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Guntur Med Coll, Univ Of Hlth Sci, Guntur, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Dr. Challapalli Malliswari
(219) 838-9300
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Simon Ros, MD
(708) 327-9124
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Technion-Israel Inst Of Tech, Fac Of Med, Haifa, Israel
Graduation Year: 1981

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Dr. Jonathan K Muraskas
(708) 216-1067
2160 S 1st Ave # 107-5810
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Steve Warren Handoyo, MD
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 2003

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Robert DuMont
(708) 216-4403
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Dr. Mary Susan Jay
(708) 327-9119
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Simon Ros
(708) 216-4403
2160 S First Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr. Saira Maliha Malik
(615) 322-0348
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
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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