Baby Antibiotics Okmulgee OK

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.

Edward W Osborn
(918) 756-8371
1101 S Belmont Ave
Okmulgee, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Paul Naila MD
(918) 756-8371
1101 South Belmont Avenue
Okmulgee, OK
 
Okmulgee Pediatrics
(918) 756-8371
1101 South Belmont Avenue
Okmulgee, OK
 
Ear Nose & Throat Center Inc
(918) 756-9271
1101 South Belmont Avenue Suite 101
Okmulgee, OK
 
Noel E Gattenby
(918) 756-8371
1101 S Belmont Ave
Okmulgee, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Baumann Walter E MD
(918) 756-4608
1214 South Belmont Avenue
Okmulgee, OK
 
Baumann Walter E MD
(918) 756-4233
1815 Hillcrest
Okmulgee, OK
 
Okmulgee Memorial Hospital Inc
(918) 756-4233
1401 Morris Drive
Okmulgee, OK
 
Dr. Naila Paul
(918) 758-1565
1411 Tiffany Ln
Okmulgee, OK
Specialty
Pediatrics

Martha Milner Robinson, MD
(918) 758-3750
1201 S Belmont Ave Ste 209
Okmulgee, OK
Specialties
Dermatology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Utica Park Clinic

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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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