Baby Antibiotics Mcallen 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.

Roberto M Rodriguez Rey, MD
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Tucuman, Fac De Med, San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1993

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Bejarano Aldo Fernando MD
(956) 972-0800
301 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Edanili S Lacar, MD
(956) 668-1060
400 S Bicentennial Blvd
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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Doctor's Exchange
(956) 682-2435
600 Ash Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Caceres Enrique MD
(956) 686-6860
3016 North McColl Road
Mcallen, TX
 
May Hazel Zamuco
(956) 686-6155
3001 N 23rd St
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Sandy L Garcia, MD
(956) 686-6050
3401 N 23rd St
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1991

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Garcia Richard MD
(956) 972-0800
301 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Cardenas Carlos J MD - Lindberg Center
(956) 682-4800
300 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Chowdary K V MD
(956) 630-2979
301 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, 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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