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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Dr. Christine Margaret Neufeld
(614) 293-4919
2160 S Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Robert Louis Gatson, MD
2160 S 1st Ave Ste 4668
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1975

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Malliswari Challapalli
(708) 216-4403
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Charmaine Maria Cardozo, MD
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr. Dana Maria Brazdziunas
(708) 327-9075
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Beezer Wasif Moolji, MD
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 2002

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Marc Gordon Weiss, MD
(708) 216-6967
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1982

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

Dr. Kathryn Sunderbruch
(415) 242-6024
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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