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.

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(956) 682-2435
600 Ash Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Amaro Rafael MD
(956) 682-4800
300 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Cardenas Carlos J MD - Lindberg Center
(956) 682-4800
300 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Garcia Richard MD
(956) 972-0800
301 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Enrique Caceres, MD
(956) 686-6860
3016 N McColl Rd Ste C
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Prog Acad De Med, Lima, Peru
Graduation Year: 1989

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Beck M Y MD
(956) 668-9598
801 South 5th Street Suite STE
Mcallen, TX
 
Javier Ramirez-LaVin
(956) 668-7770
413 Lindberg Ave
Mcallen, TX
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Diaz Gabriel
(956) 664-0002
316 Lindberg Avenue
Mcallen, TX
 
Alicia Capellan, MD
(956) 686-5706
602 McColl Cir
McAllen, TX
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Catol Madre Y Maestra (Ucmm), Fac De Cien Med, Santiago
Graduation Year: 1982

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Crosley Archer MD
(956) 664-2880
412 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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