Baby Antibiotics Paducah KY

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.

Davies Theodore E MD
(270) 443-6472
2603 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY
 
West Kentucky Rheumatology PSC
(270) 534-0046
125 Augusta Avenue # A
Paducah, KY
 
Mudd- Jeffrey M PSC MD Faap - Fax
(270) 442-0309
2400 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Kayla Gill Mason, MD
(270) 443-7534
2605 Kentucky Ave Doctors Bldg #3
Paducah, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Diagnostic Imaging Consultants
(270) 534-1668
2841 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY
 
McDonald Sean P MD
(270) 441-4444
225 Medical Center Drive
Paducah, KY
 
William Bruce
(270) 744-9600
2605 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Infectious Diseases Associates PLLC
(270) 444-9889
2601 Kentucky Avenue Suite 103
Paducah, KY
 
Woeltz Van M MD
(270) 443-2830
2603 Kentucky Avenue Suite 402
Paducah, KY
 
Kendrick-Dunning April MD
(270) 442-6161
1532 Lone Oak Road
Paducah, KY
 
Data Provided by:

Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...