Baby Antibiotics Muskego WI

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.

Alan A DeAngelis, MD
(262) 251-7500
N84 W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls, WI
Business
Advanced Healthcare Menomonee Falls Clinic
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Sonsalla Mary Ann MD
(262) 513-7000
S69W15636 Janesville Road
Muskego, WI
 
Prohealth Care Medical Centers - Muskego
(262) 513-7000
S69W15636 Janesville Road
Muskego, WI
 
Cheng Daniel MD
(262) 513-7000
S69W15636 Janesville Road
Muskego, WI
 
Brian Mitchell Yagoda, MD
(262) 513-7080
S69 W 15636 Janesville Rd
Muskego, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wi; Childrens Hosp Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Waukesha Health Care

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Muskego, WI
 
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Muskego, WI
 
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Muskego, WI
 
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Muskego, WI
 
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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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