Baby Antibiotics Miami FL

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.

Dr. F M Antonieta Schettino
(305) 640-1313
8335 NW 12th St
Doral, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Antonio R Castro
(786) 845-0164
8175 Nw 12th St
Doral, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Vivian Peraza, MD
(305) 444-4400
4894 NW 4th St
Miami, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1986

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Jose A Herrera Mendez, MD
(305) 649-8870
351 NW 42nd Ave Ste 101
Miami, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Complutense De Madrid, Fac De Med, Madrid, Spain
Graduation Year: 1964

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F M Antonieta Schettino-Carres, MD, FAAP
(786) 464-1444
8335 NW 12th St
Miami, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1992

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Fleites Rafael A MD
(305) 643-6806
351 Northwest 42nd Avenue Suite 308
Miami, FL
 
Angela Z Fandino
(786) 845-0164
8175 Nw 12th St
Doral, FL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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F M Antonieta Schettino, MD
(305) 640-1313
8335 NW 12th St
Doral, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Miami Childrens Hosp, Miami, Fl
Group Practice: Doral Medicine Assoc

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Yolanda Galarraga, MD
(305) 541-2818
6361 NW 3rd St
Miami, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Sup De Cien Med De La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Graduation Year: 1951

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Linette Maria Sande, MD
(786) 564-2272
Apt 105 7741 NW 7th St
Miami, FL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2005

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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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