Baby Antibiotics Pataskala OH

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.

Renee Taylor
(614) 476-1901
3433 Agler Rd
Columbus, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Dorado James R MD
(614) 755-3000
6421 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Miller J Sullivan
(614) 755-6000
6421 E Main St
Reynoldsburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Data Provided by:
Delrosario Antonio J MD Inc
(614) 864-0165
6501 East Livingston Avenue
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Dr. Antonio J Del Rosario
(614) 864-0165
6501 E Livingston Ave
Reynoldsburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

Licking Memorial Health Professionals
(740) 348-1925
1 Healthy Place
Pataskala, OH
 
Miller J Sullivan Jr, MD
(614) 755-3000
6421 E Main St Ste 100
Reynoldsburg, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Greene Phillip Inc MD
(614) 868-5131
1418 Brice Road Suite 201
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Miller J Sullivan, MD
(614) 755-3000
6421 E Main St
Reynoldsburg, OH
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided by:
Dr. Miller J Sullivan Jr
(614) 755-3000
6421 E Main St Ste 100
Reynoldsburg, OH
Specialty
Pediatrics

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...