Baby Antibiotics Mc Kinney TX

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.

Deepika Minnal, MD
(972) 424-7915
2200 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX
Business
Tots to Teens Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Aetna HMO/PPO Accountable PPO Affiliated PPO Beech Street PPO Blue Cross Blue Shield - PPO/POS/HMOCCN PPO ChoiceCare PPO Cigna HMO/PPO/POSFirst Health PPO Galaxy PPO Great West PPO/Open Access Health EZ PPO/Open Access Healthsma
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Medical Center of Plano
Residency Training: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, 1998
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Hindi,Urdu,Telugu,Tamil

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Suzanne Marie Dugopolski, MD
(972) 569-9904
2720 Virginia Pkwy Ste 200
McKinney, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.Robert Neal
(972) 548-0758
1872 North Forest Drive
Mc Kinney, TX
Gender
M
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: MOM
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Cheryl D Eley, MD
(619) 262-8624
4510 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1995

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Dr.CHERYL ELEY
(972) 548-8382
4510 Medical Center Drive
Mc Kinney, TX
Gender
F
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Eley Cheryl Dr MD
(972) 548-8382
4510 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 
ABC Pediatrics
(972) 569-9904
2720 Virginia Parkway
Mckinney, TX
 
Suzanne M Dugopolski
(972) 569-9904
2720 Virginia Pkwy
Mc Kinney, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Flavill Paul MD
(972) 562-6206
1441 North Redbud Boulevard Suite 231
Mckinney, TX
 
Digestive Health Associates
(972) 562-8383
4521 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 
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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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