Baby Antibiotics Parkersburg WV

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.

Dauphin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
(304) 485-0500
705 Garfield Av Suite 300
Parkersburg, WV
 
Dr.Russell Miller
(304) 422-6682
1900 Garfield Ave # C
Parkersburg, WV
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of West Indies, Fac Med Sci, Kingston
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Cartwright William E MD
(304) 424-4205
1907 Ann Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Rajan Dorai T MD
(304) 428-1161
2610 Camden Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
Dr. Ann Marie Straight
(413) 599-1201
604 Ann St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Cathy A Dailey, DO
(304) 428-9798
55 Meadowcrest Dr
Parkersburg, WV
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Skyline Med Ctr, Nashville, Tn
Group Practice: Community Medical Center

Data Provided by:
Dr. Orton Carl Armstrong
(570) 271-6304
600 18th St
Parkersburg, WV
Specialty
Pediatrics

Winchester Laurie MD
(304) 424-4205
1907 Ann Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Hanna Stephan D MD - Office
(304) 424-4205
1907 Ann Street
Parkersburg, WV
 
Sole L Scott MD - Billing & Insurance
(304) 485-5055
3803 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 
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...