Baby Antibiotics Mukilteo WA

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.

Jack Stephens, MD
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th St SW
Mukilteo, WA
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Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1979

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Cheryl Lynn Belghle, MD
4410 106th St SW
Mukilteo, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1982

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DeBorah Zaret
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th St Sw
Mukilteo, WA
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Pediatrics

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Cheryl Beighle
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th St Sw
Mukilteo, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Jack Stephens
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th St Sw
Mukilteo, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Beighle Cheryl B MD
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th Street Southwest
Mukilteo, WA
 
Stephens Jack MD
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th Street Southwest
Mukilteo, WA
 
Cheryl Beighle, MD, FAAP
(206) 388-6002
4410 106th St SW
Mukilteo, WA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1982

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Maggie Chou
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th St Sw
Mukilteo, WA
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Deborah Zaret
(425) 493-6002
4410 106th Street Southwest
Mukilteo, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Pediatrician
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Hospital: The Everett Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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