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.

David Schell
(270) 744-9600
2605 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Robert Timothy Mabry, MD
(270) 442-6161
1532 Lone Oak Rd Ste 345
Paducah, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1997

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Dr. Jeffrey Michael Mudd
(270) 443-7534
2605 Kentucky Ave Doctors Building #3
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

Bedwell William MD
(270) 442-3647
1920 Broadway Street
Paducah, KY
 
Lourdes Medical Pavilion - Purchase Neurology
(270) 441-4400
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 204
Paducah, KY
 
Meriwether Robert P FACS
(270) 441-4444
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 401
Paducah, KY
 
Internal Medicine Group
(270) 441-4200
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 201
Paducah, KY
 
Kayla Mason
(270) 744-9600
2605 Kentucky Ave
Paducah, KY
Specialty
Pediatrics

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James Link Shumaker, MD
(270) 442-6161
1532 Lone Oak Rd Ste 15
Paducah, KY
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1960

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Neurosurgical Associates and Rehabilitation Medici
(270) 441-4444
225 Medical Center Drive Suite 401
Paducah, KY
 
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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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