Baby Antibiotics Napoleon 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.

Dr. Mary Jane Brand
(419) 592-8611
Napoleon, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Genito Urinary Surgeons Inc
(419) 335-6503
735 South Shoop Avenue
Wauseon, OH
 
Amanda Jane Sherratt, MD
(419) 782-4271
1250 Ralston Ave
Defiance, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ducatt Daniel L MD
(419) 784-4211
1844 East 2nd Street
Defiance, OH
 
Karnik Rajmohan S MD
(419) 784-1414
1400 East 2nd Street
Defiance, OH
 
Ahmed Fateh MD Faasm
(419) 330-2700
725 South Shoop Avenue
Wauseon, OH
 
Kashk Hussein MD
(419) 335-9420
725 South Shoop Avenue
Wauseon, OH
 
Dr. Marc Edward Spuller
(419) 784-1414
PO Box 218
Defiance, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bhardwaj Virinder K MD
(419) 784-1414
1133 East 2nd Street
Defiance, OH
 
Finerty William M Jr DPM
(419) 784-1414
1400 East 2nd Street
Defiance, 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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