Baby Antibiotics Peoria AZ

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.

Bassam M Fakhouri, MD
(623) 856-9725
8327 W Pontiac Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tanta Fac Of Med, Tanta, Egypt
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: U S Air Force Hosp -Luke, Luke Afb, Az

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David Sungyen Yip, MD
(623) 537-3807
21131 N 106th Ave
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1998

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Sandhya Shree Ravi, MD, FAAP
(623) 533-5820
8646 W Irma Ln
Peoria, AZ
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 1997

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Rodelas Raul MD
(623) 974-1763
13090 North 94th Drive
Peoria, AZ
 
Dr. Wendy Ann Mayumi Hamura
(602) 793-5938
8217 W Clara Ln
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Sandhya Shree Ravi
(623) 533-5820
8646 W Irma Ln
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Dr. Steven James Simerville
(602) 344-1218
8581 W Yukon Dr
Peoria, AZ
Specialty
Pediatrics

Arizona Kidney Disease & Hypertension Center
(623) 974-1763
13090 North 94th Drive
Peoria, AZ
 
A Plus Pulmonary Center PC
(623) 977-8871
13660 North 94th Drive Suite E1
Peoria, AZ
 
Filner Ivan M DO
(623) 487-3334
15182 North 75th Avenue Suite 180
Peoria, AZ
 
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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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