Baby Antibiotics Pekin IL

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.

Midwest Urological
(309) 353-8448
1800 Broadway Street
Pekin, IL
 
Dr. Farhan Ahmed Khan
(309) 655-3863
1413 N Parkway Dr
Pekin, IL
Specialty
Pediatrics

James Ralph Smalley, MD
610 Park Ave
Pekin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1969

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Darras Frank S MD
(309) 347-1184
600 South 13th Street
Pekin, IL
 
Gail Dianne Williamson, MD
(309) 353-6301
19 Olt Ave
Pekin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Pekin Hosp, Pekin, Il; Mason District Hosp, Havana, Il; Eureka Comm Hosp, Eureka, Il
Group Practice: Pekin Internal Medicine

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Central Illinois Arthritis & Rehabilitation
(309) 353-5921
19 Olt Avenue
Pekin, IL
 
Terry Owens Tosi, MD
(309) 347-2191
600 S 13th St Ste A
Pekin, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1965

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Hernandez Jose M MD
(309) 353-6619
600 South 13th Street
Pekin, IL
 
Affiliated Urology Specialists
(309) 347-1184
600 South 13th Street
Pekin, IL
 
Dr. Charles Steven Van Dyke
(606) 836-0919
600 S 13th St
Pekin, IL
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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