Baby Antibiotics Morris IL

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. David George Vermillion
(815) 942-5200
1300 Dresden Dr
Morris, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Richard Charles Johnson
(815) 942-5335
320 Liberty St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

Joongsik Y Cho
(815) 942-6116
404 Liberty St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Joongsik Yun Cho, MD
(815) 942-6116
404 Liberty St
Morris, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Languages
Korean
Education
Medical School: Ewha Women'S Univ, Coll Of Med, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Morris Hosp, Morris, Il

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David George Vermillion, MD
(815) 942-5200
1300 Dresden Dr
Morris, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Loyola Univ Med Ctr, Maywood, Il; Morris Hosp, Morris, Il
Group Practice: Allen Medical

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Bolden John MD
(815) 941-2076
114 West Waverly Street
Morris, IL
 
Morris Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital
(815) 942-9299
1345 Edwards Street
Morris, IL
 
Mehta Rajeev H MD
(815) 941-1972
119 East Jefferson Street
Morris, IL
 
Gartlan Michael G MD
(815) 941-1972
119 East Jefferson Street
Morris, IL
 
Dr. Joongsik Yun Cho
(815) 942-6116
404 Liberty St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

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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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