Baby Antibiotics Ooltewah TN

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. Alfred C Hanscom
(423) 332-2804
8902 Fox Glenn Dr
Ooltewah, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Erik Svein Vetne, MD
(269) 979-8000
7700 Royal Harbour Cir
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Leila Hospital -Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Mi
Group Practice: Cereal City Pediatrics

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Yuksel Abidin Inankur, MD
(423) 396-3936
5534 Barrington Country Cir
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ankara Univ, Tip Fak, Ankara, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1956

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Dee Jay N Miranda, MD
6545 Veronica Dr
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2002

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Dr. Hays Mitchell
(423) 479-9891
Mc Donald, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Alfred C Hanscom, MD
(423) 332-2804
8902 Fox Glenn Dr
Ooltewah, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy, Emergency Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1953

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Always On Line
(423) 238-6880
6022 Ooltewah Georgetown
Ooltewah, TN
 
Henry Investments Inc
(423) 238-6880
6022 Ooltewah Georgetown
Ooltewah, TN
 
Dr. Yuksel Abidin Inankur
(423) 396-3936
5534 Barrington Country Cir
Ooltewah, TN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Timothy P Davis
(423) 874-0125
6502 Harrison Pike
Chattanooga, TN
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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