Baby Antibiotics Milford OH

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.

Julie A. Taylor
(513) 636-8788
3333 Burnet Ave
Cincinnati, OH
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Pediatrics

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Donald P Rakel
(513) 248-1210
905 Main St
Milford, OH
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Pediatrics

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Loveland Pediatrics
(513) 831-9912
703 State Route 28
Milford, OH
 
Kostur Alexandra MD
(513) 248-1210
905 Main Street
Milford, OH
 
Donald Paul Rakel, MD
(513) 248-1210
905 Main St
Milford, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1975

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Rita R Davison, MD
(513) 831-9912
703 State Route 28 Ste B
Milford, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1991

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E S & D Pediatrics
(513) 248-1210
905 Main Street
Milford, OH
 
Rita Davison
(513) 831-9912
703 State Route 28
Milford, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Davison Rita MD
(513) 831-9912
703 State Route 28
Milford, OH
 
Bernier Jeralyn MD
(513) 248-1210
905 Main Street
Milford, OH
 
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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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