Baby Antibiotics Newnan GA

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.

Malcolm Henry Cole Jr, MD
(404) 253-0170
PO Box 1156
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1964

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Malcolm Henry Cole, MD
(404) 253-0170
PO Box 1156
Newnan, GA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1964

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Khan Shazia MD
(770) 304-3724
103 Werz Industrial Boulevard
Newnan, GA
 
Dr. Robert L Whipple IV
(770) 304-2220
189 Jefferson Pkwy
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Baddour Ray J MD
(770) 253-6616
15 Cavender Street
Newnan, GA
 
Dr. Malcolm Henry Cole Jr
(404) 253-0170
PO Box 1156
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cranford Clifford A Jr MD
(770) 253-6616
15 Cavender Street
Newnan, GA
 
Dr. CAPT Robert Lafayette Whipple
(770) 304-2220
189 Jefferson Pkwy
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. James Boyce Thomas
(770) 304-2220
189 Jefferson Pkwy
Newnan, GA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Robert L Whipple
(770) 304-2220
189 Jefferson Pkwy
Newnan, GA
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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